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Cologne-Bonn Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Cologne to Bonn. Traveling by train from Cologne to Bonn usually takes around 40 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 36 minutes.

Distance15 mi (24 km)
Fastest train0h 36m
Lowest price$17.80
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Cologne to Bonn?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn20h 41m$19.14

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Bonn 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 Cologne to Bonn?

The distance between Cologne and Bonn is approximately 15 miles, or 24 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Bonn.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Bonn are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Bonn?

Trains leave the station in Cologne twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bonn to Cologne.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cologne.

Where is the train station in Bonn?

Arrival stations

Bonn receives travelers from Cologne at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Bonn:

  • Bonn-Bad Godesberg

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