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Elsbethen-Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 45 daily trains from Elsbethen to Cologne. Traveling by train from Elsbethen to Cologne usually takes around 8 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 6 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance352 mi (567 km)
Fastest train7h 0m
Lowest price$57.66
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Elsbethen to Cologne 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 Elsbethen to Cologne?

The distance between Elsbethen and Cologne is approximately 352 miles, or 567 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 46 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 Elsbethen to Cologne are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Elsbethen at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Elsbethen to Cologne?

There are 45 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 Cologne to Elsbethen.

Which train should you take from Elsbethen to Cologne?

2 train services operate from Elsbethen, to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 25 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn207h 46m$119.46
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company258h 23m$122.14

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Elsbethen to Cologne start from $81, and on average cost $119. Daily there are 20 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Elsbethen leaves from Bus Stop, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Elsbethen to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 7 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Elsbethen to Cologne start from $58, and on average cost $122. Daily there are 25 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Elsbethen leaves from Bus Stop, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Elsbethen to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 8 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

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