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Trip Summary

There are 109 daily trains from Köthen to Cologne. Traveling by train from Köthen to Cologne usually takes around 5 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance224 mi (360 km)
Fastest train4h 39m
Lowest price$46.14
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Köthen to Cologne?

2 train services operate from Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 107 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity25h 33m$80.83
Deutsche Bahn1075h 41m$106.05

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Köthen and Cologne is approximately 224 miles, or 360 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 39 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 Köthen 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 Saturday 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 Köthen at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Köthen to Cologne?

There are 109 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Köthen to Cologne. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to Köthen. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Köthen to Cologne for $39.36.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Köthen?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Köthen where you can board the train to Cologne.

Train stations in Köthen:

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

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