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Cologne - Chemnitz Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 54 daily trains from Cologne to Chemnitz. Traveling by train from Cologne to Chemnitz usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance260 mi (418 km)
Fastest train5h 41m
Lowest price€24.10
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Cologne to Chemnitz?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Chemnitz, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 32 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express116h 21m€117.68
Deutsche Bahn328h 1m€92.32
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company237h 42m€98.39

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Chemnitz during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Chemnitz?

The distance between Cologne and Chemnitz is approximately 260 miles, or 418 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 41 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Chemnitz are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cologne at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Chemnitz?

There are 54 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chemnitz to Cologne. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cologne to Chemnitz for €22.96.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Cologne where you can board the train to Chemnitz.

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Chemnitz?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Chemnitz than most cities. Most trains from Cologne will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Chemnitz:

Train stations in Chemnitz:

  • Train Station

  • Wittgensdorf ob Bf

Need a return trip from Chemnitz to Cologne?

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