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Traveling from Groningen to Cologne by train

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

On average, it takes around 19 hours 8 minutes to travel from Groningen to Cologne by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 15 hours 13 minutes though. You'll usually find 23 trains per day running along the 883 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 4 changes during the journey to Cologne, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Groningen to Cologne start from $186.92 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 Cologne by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Groningen to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 19h 8m to travel from Groningen to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 549 miles (883 km). There are normally 23 trains per day traveling from Groningen to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $186.92 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 13m
PriceFrom $186.92
Distance549 miles (883 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train05:05
Last train22:49
Departure stationGroningen
Arrival stationCologne
Changes4 changes

Groningen to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Groningen to Cologne for Tuesday Nov 29th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:48 04:19 20h 31m, 5 changes
08:18 05:57 21h 39m, 7 changes
09:30 06:19 20h 49m, 4 changes
10:18 07:19 21h 1m, 7 changes
11:18 07:19 20h 1m, 8 changes
11:30 08:37 21h 7m, 9 changes
17:18 11:39 18h 21m, 4 changes
17:48 11:39 17h 51m, 5 changes
18:48 11:39 16h 51m, 5 changes
19:30 15:19 19h 49m, 9 changes

Cheap train tickets from Groningen to Cologne

The price of train tickets from Groningen to Cologne starts at $186.92 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 Groningen to Cologne 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 Groningen to Cologne

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

The average journey time by train between Groningen and Cologne is 19 hours and 8 minutes, with around 23 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 Groningen and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Groningen to Cologne is 15 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Groningen to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Groningen to Cologne can start from as little as $186.92 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 Groningen to Cologne?

No, there are no direct train services from Groningen to Cologne. Travelling from Groningen to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

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

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

The last train from Groningen to Cologne leaves at 22:49. 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 Groningen and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Groningen to Cologne cover a distance of around 549 miles (883 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Groningen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Groningen to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/29/2022. 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 10/06/2018 for travel on 10/06/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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