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Cologne - Bremen Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Cologne to Bremen. Traveling by train from Cologne to Bremen usually takes 3 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 3 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance167 mi (269 km)
Fastest train3h 7m
Lowest price$10.75
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Cologne to Bremen?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Cologne to Bremen. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain23h 32m$25.30
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Bremen from Cologne. The train usually departs from Cologne Central Station in Cologne and arrives at Bremen Central Station in Bremen after about 3 hours and 32 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cologne and Bremen is approximately 167 miles, or 269 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 7 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Cologne to Bremen. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Cologne at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Cologne twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Bremen with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bremen 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.

Bremen

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Set on the enchanting Weser River, Bremen is worth visiting in any season. This German city offers a relaxed atmosphere during summer, colorful outdoor fun in spring, warm light walks in autumn, and romantic vacations in winter.

One of Bremen's most iconic sights is the statue of the knight, Roland, located in front of the city hall, facing the cathedral, St. Petri Dom Bremen. Of course, the cathedral itself is a must-see, and you can even climb one of its soaring towers for a remarkable view of the whole city.

The best explorations of Bremen wander through its various neighborhoods and districts. The Böttcherstrasse is a short but significant street lined with unusual 20th-century architecture, perfect for an edgy Instagram shot. Schnoor, on the other hand, preserves Bremen's medieval character; unique shops and restaurants are tucked into fairytale streets of quaint buildings.

If you wander out in the Vegesack district, you'll find Maritime Mile, a 400-year-old man-made harbor. This area showcases Bremen's maritime prominence, best exemplified by the restored merchant ship, Schulschiff Deutschland.

International travelers can reach Bremen via the Bremen Airport, but the German countryside is best seen from a train seat. You can ride Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, and Metronom, among others. It is also easy to reach Bremen on intercity buses from carriers like FlixBus, Sindbad, BlaBlaCar Bus, Arda Tur, Union Ivkoni, and Citylines.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Main departure station: Cologne Central Station

There is one train station in Cologne.

All train stations in Cologne:

  • Cologne Central Station

Where is the train station in Bremen?

Main arrival station: Bremen Central Station

Bremen has one train station.

All train stations in Bremen:

  • Bremen Central Station

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