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Traveling from Cologne to Bacharach by train

Looking to travel from Cologne to Bacharach by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 14 hours 27 minutes to travel from Cologne to Bacharach by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 50 minutes though. You'll usually find 22 trains per day running along the 524 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Bacharach, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Trenitalia, DB or SBB on your way to Bacharach, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Cologne to Bacharach start from $129.91 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bacharach by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Cologne to Bacharach by train

It takes an average of 14h 27m to travel from Cologne to Bacharach by train, over a distance of around 325 miles (524 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Cologne to Bacharach and tickets for this journey start from $129.91 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 50m
PriceFrom $129.91
Distance325 miles (524 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train22:30
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationBacharach
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Trenord, Trenitalia, SBB CFF FFS

Cologne to Bacharach train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Bacharach for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:40 20:50 11h 10m, 6 changes
09:40 22:05 12h 25m, 5 changes
12:20 03:54 15h 34m, 7 changes
15:40 04:27 12h 47m, 3 changes
16:40 08:35 15h 55m, 7 changes
16:40 08:50 16h 10m, 5 changes
16:40 09:20 16h 40m, 4 changes
17:40 08:35 14h 55m, 8 changes
17:40 08:50 15h 10m, 6 changes
17:40 09:20 15h 40m, 5 changes

Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains from Cologne to Bacharach

You can travel from Cologne to Bacharach on Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bacharach

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Bacharach starts at $129.91 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Bacharach by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cologne to Bacharach

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Bacharach? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Bacharach take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Bacharach is 14 hours and 27 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Bacharach by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Bacharach is 10 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Bacharach cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Bacharach can start from as little as $129.91 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Bacharach?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Bacharach. Travelling from Cologne to Bacharach by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Bacharach leave?

The first train from Cologne to Bacharach leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Bacharach leave?

The last train from Cologne to Bacharach leaves at 22:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Bacharach by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Bacharach cover a distance of around 325 miles (524 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Bacharach for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/02/2022 for travel on 08/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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