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Take the train from Cologne to Kleve in 12 hours 25 minutes

If you want to travel from Cologne to Kleve by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Cologne to Kleve by train to take around 15 hours 57 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 12 hours 25 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 25 trains per day running on this route, which spans 745 km. You'll have to make 3 changes along the way on your journey to Kleve.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Cologne to Kleve start from $233.91 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Cologne to Kleve by train

It takes an average of 15h 57m to travel from Cologne to Kleve by train, over a distance of around 463 miles (745 km). There are normally 25 trains per day traveling from Cologne to Kleve and tickets for this journey start from $233.91 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

12h 25m


745 miles (463 km)


25 trains per day


3 changes


From $233.91

Cologne to Kleve train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Kleve for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:40 21:35 12h 55m, 8 changes
09:40 22:35 12h 55m, 6 changes
09:40 23:35 13h 55m, 5 changes
11:40 05:05 17h 25m, 6 changes
12:20 05:05 16h 45m, 7 changes
12:20 06:05 17h 45m, 6 changes
15:40 07:05 15h 25m, 3 changes
16:40 10:05 17h 25m, 7 changes
16:40 10:35 17h 55m, 5 changes
17:40 10:35 16h 55m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Kleve

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Kleve starts at $233.91 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 Kleve 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 Kleve

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Kleve? 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 Kleve take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Kleve is 15 hours and 57 minutes, with around 25 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 Kleve by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Kleve is 12 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Kleve cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Kleve can start from as little as $233.91 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 Kleve?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Cologne to Kleve 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 Kleve by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Kleve cover a distance of around 463 miles (745 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Kleve for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 05/27/2021 for travel on 05/27/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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