Trains from Cologne to Oberalm

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Cologne - Oberalm Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Cologne to Oberalm. Traveling by train from Cologne to Oberalm usually takes around 8 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance355 mi (572 km)
Fastest train7h 15m
Lowest price$69.17
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Cologne to Oberalm?

2 train services operate from Cologne to Oberalm. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 14 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn148h 19m$105.03
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company39h 3m$106.46
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Cologne to Oberalm start from $89, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Oberalm. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Cologne leaves from Central Station . And in Oberalm trains arrive at Bus Stop .

    From Cologne to Oberalm train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 9 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oberalm faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Oberalm 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Oberalm?

The distance between Cologne and Oberalm is approximately 355 miles, or 572 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 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 Oberalm are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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 3:00am 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 Cologne to Oberalm?

There are 16 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 Oberalm to Cologne.

City Information

Cologne

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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

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Main departure station: Central Station

Cologne Central Station is, unsurprisingly, the central station and main transport hub of Cologne. Multiple nationwide and regional trains stop here and connect to other routes. Thalys and Deutsche Bahn ICE provide service to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and many more. Inside the station, you can kill some time perusing souvenir shops and grab a meal at one of the restaurants- or skip straight to desert at one of the multiple bakeries available. There's even a shop for clothes and a bank in the building. Once outside, you'll be in the center of Cologne, so there are plenty of attractions and restaurants nearby.

All train stations in Cologne:

  • Central Station

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Oberalm?

Main arrival station: Bus Stop

Oberalm has one train station.

All train stations in Oberalm:

  • Bus Stop

Need a return trip from Oberalm to Cologne?

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