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The train from Fulda to Cologne usually takes 12 hours 34 minutes on average to travel 554 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 10 hours 29 minutes. You can expect to find 19 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Fulda and Cologne, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Cologne. You can choose to travel with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or ICE to get to Cologne. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Fulda to Cologne in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $100.37.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Cologne, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 12h 34m to travel from Fulda to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (554 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Fulda to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $100.37 when you book in advance.
From 10h 29m
344 miles (554 km)
19 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, ÖBB, Trenord
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.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
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.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
With Frecciarossa Standard, you’ll enjoy high-quality services including eco-leather reclining seats, folding tables and free WiFi, but at a cheaper price.
Providing all the perks of First Class for the price of Second Class, Frecciarossa Premium offers more legroom and baggage space, as well as a welcome service supplying complimentary snacks and drinks, newspapers and gourmet meals.
If you’re travelling for work, Frecciarossa Business is the ideal option for you – it offers more legroom, glass dividers for more privacy, Easy Gourmet meal service and a private 4-seat compartment called Salottino.
Frecciarossa Executive can accommodate up to 8 single armchairs and offers plenty of legroom, wider reclining leather seats, free entry to FRECCIALounge at the main train stations, and Michelin-starred menu by the renowned Italian TV chef Carlo Cracco.
Frecciargento's Standard Class comes with plenty of amenities, including reclining seats, power sockets, free WiFi and entertainment portal.
In addition to all the perks available in Second Class, Frecciargento's First Class also offers a welcome service including a complimentary sweet or savory snack and a hot or cold drink.
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 Fulda to Cologne by booking early.§
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.
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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Fulda and Cologne is 12 hours and 34 minutes, with around 19 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Fulda to Cologne is 10 hours and 29 minutes.
Train tickets from Fulda to Cologne can start from as little as $100.37 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Fulda to Cologne. Travelling from Fulda to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Fulda to Cologne leaves at 05:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Fulda to Cologne leaves at 23:48. 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.
Trains travelling from Fulda to Cologne cover a distance of around 344 miles (554 km) during the journey.