Cheap Zurich to Cologne train tickets

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How much are Zurich to Cologne train tickets?

Lowest Price$32.83
Fastest4h 41m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Zurich to Cologne ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Zurich to Cologne is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Zurich to Cologne was $106.60. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $36.03 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Zurich to Cologne ? How far is Zurich to Cologne ?

The distance between Zurich to Cologne is 256.31 miles or 412.39 km. A train trip from Zurich to Cologne typically takes 5 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by DB Intercity-Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 41 minutes to get from Zurich to Cologne.

Going from Zurich to Cologne by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from Zurich to Cologne are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the most connections between Zurich to Cologne

Typically there are 31 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Zurich to Cologne, usually offering 20 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Cologne with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Zurich to Cologne, which start at $27.23.

Zurich to Cologne is served by 5 train carriers

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Zurich to Cologne start from $32.83, and on average cost $118.56. Daily there are 20 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Zurich to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $118.56 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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5h 51m
Avg. Price
$118.56

DB Eurocity

DB Eurocity train tickets from Zurich to Cologne start from $74.55, and on average cost $74.55. Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Cologne. DB Eurocity in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Zurich to Cologne train travel on DB Eurocity takes 6 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one DB Eurocity scheduled trip per day, which will cost $74.55 for a one-way weekend reservation from Zurich.

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Avg. Time
6h 5m
Avg. Price
$74.55

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Zurich to Cologne start from $32.83, and on average cost $32.83. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Zurich to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity takes 9 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost $32.83 for a one-way weekend reservation from Zurich.

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9h 6m
Avg. Price
$32.83

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Zurich to Cologne start from $41.61, and on average cost $103.10. Daily there are 8 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity-Express in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Zurich to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 41 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $103.10 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
5h 2m
Avg. Price
$103.10

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Zurich to Cologne start from $37.22, and on average cost $37.22. Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Zurich to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 35 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 4 hours and 41 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost $37.22 for a one-way weekend reservation from Zurich.

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5h 35m
Avg. Price
$37.22

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Zurich on their way to Cologne. The busiest departure station in Zurich serving this route is Zürich HB.
  • Zürich HB
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Cologne. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Zurich serving this route is Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12