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Cologne to Kassel train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.76
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day190
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Cologne to Kassel train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Cologne to Kassel is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Cologne to Kassel were €29.69. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average €9.93 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Cologne to Kassel?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Kassel by train is at 07:00 on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 02:00 on Wednesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Kassel has the most daily schedules

On average there are 190 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Kassel, with an average of 98 trips per day and 490 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Kassel. Of the 190 trips there are 3 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Cologne to Kassel starts at €11.91.

4 carriers offer Cologne to Kassel train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Kassel from €19.76. There are 98 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Cologne to Kassel and you can expect on average to pay €54.45 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Kassel. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs to Kassel from Central Station and 3 other stations. In Kassel, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Kassel takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Kassel in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
4h 4m
Avg. Price
€54.45

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Cologne to Kassel from €29.69. There are 2 DB Intercity schedules from Cologne to Kassel and you can expect on average to pay €38.24 for a DB Intercity ticket to Kassel. In Cologne, DB Intercity departs to Kassel from Central Station and no other station. In Kassel, DB Intercity arrives at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Cologne to Kassel takes 3 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Kassel in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
3h 48m
Avg. Price
€38.24

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Kassel from €25.72. There are 79 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Cologne to Kassel and you can expect on average to pay €73.76 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Kassel. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs to Kassel from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Kassel, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Kassel takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Kassel in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
3h 28m
Avg. Price
€73.76

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Kassel from €29.69. There are 10 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Cologne to Kassel and you can expect on average to pay €46.60 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Kassel. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Kassel from Central Station and 1 other station. In Kassel, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and 1 other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Kassel takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Kassel in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
3h 40m
Avg. Price
€46.60

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Kassel will depart from Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  • Köln Messe/Deutz
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10
train trips arrive in Kassel at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel Hbf, Kassel Hbf (tief) are the main train stations in Kassel for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  • Kassel Hbf
  • Kassel Hbf (tief)