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There are 24 daily trains from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne. Traveling by train from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 46 minutes.
|Distance||195 mi (313 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne?
Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Württemberg to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. However, there are 24 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||24||5h 9m||$104.25|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Schwäbisch Gmünd 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne?
The distance between Schwäbisch Gmünd and Cologne is approximately 195 miles, or 313 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd at 9:00am 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne?
There are 24 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 Schwäbisch Gmünd. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Schwäbisch Gmünd to Cologne for $31.46.
Where is the train station in Schwäbisch Gmünd?
There is one train station in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Where is the train station in Cologne?
Cologne receives travelers from Schwäbisch Gmünd at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Cologne:
Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
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