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Basel to Cologne train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$56.81
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day36
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Basel to Cologne train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Basel to Cologne is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Basel to Cologne were $90.48. By booking 9 days out, tickets are on average $33.67 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Basel to Cologne by train is at 5:00 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 5:00 AM on Saturday 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 Basel to Cologne has the most daily schedules

On average there are 36 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Basel to Cologne, with an average of 29 trips per day and 59 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Basel to Cologne. Of the 36 trips there are 7 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Basel to Cologne starts at $41.86.

4 carriers offer Basel to Cologne train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Cologne from $56.81. There are 29 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Basel to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $94.91 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Cologne. In Basel, Deutsche Bahn departs to Cologne from Basel SBB and no other station. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Dormagen Chempark and 1 other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Cologne takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
$94.91

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Basel to Cologne from $56.81. There are 2 DB Eurocity schedules from Basel to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $73.89 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Cologne. In Basel, DB Eurocity departs to Cologne from Basel SBB and no other station. In Cologne, DB Eurocity arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Basel to Cologne takes 4 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
4h 42m
Avg. Price
$73.89

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Basel to Cologne from $56.81. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Basel to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $68.10 for a DB Intercity ticket to Cologne. In Basel, DB Intercity departs to Cologne from Basel SBB and no other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Basel to Cologne takes 6 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
6h 54m
Avg. Price
$68.10

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Cologne from $68.19. There are 21 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Basel to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $113.85 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Cologne. In Basel, DB Intercity-Express departs to Cologne from Basel SBB and no other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Basel to Cologne takes 3 hours and 53 minutes,

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3h 53m
Avg. Price
$113.85
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Basel. Most train trips to Cologne will depart from Basel SBB.
  • Basel SBB
Train trips arrive in Cologne at 3 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Central Station, Dormagen Chempark, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 are the main train stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Basel.
  • Central Station
  • Dormagen Chempark
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12