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Take the train from Siegen to Cologne in 12 hours

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

You can expect the journey from Siegen to Cologne by train to take around 14 hours 11 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 12 hours on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 19 trains per day running on this route, which spans 606 km. You'll have to make 3 changes along the way on your journey to Cologne. Both Trenitalia and DB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

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 Siegen to Cologne start from $259.19 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!

Siegen to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 14h 11m to travel from Siegen to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 377 miles (606 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Siegen to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $259.19 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 12h 0m


377 miles (606 km)


19 trains per day


3 changes


From $259.19

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, Trenord

Siegen to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Siegen to Cologne for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:04 16:39 11h 35m, 4 changes
06:10 17:59 11h 49m, 5 changes
07:10 19:19 12h 9m, 5 changes
07:10 20:19 13h 9m, 4 changes
08:10 20:19 12h 9m, 7 changes
08:10 20:39 12h 29m, 5 changes
08:54 21:29 12h 35m, 6 changes
10:10 04:19 18h 9m, 4 changes
13:10 06:19 17h 9m, 3 changes
14:10 07:19 17h 9m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn and Trenitalia trains from Siegen to Cologne

You can travel from Siegen to Cologne on Deutsche Bahn and Trenitalia 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.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Siegen to Cologne

The price of train tickets from Siegen to Cologne starts at $259.19 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 Siegen 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 Siegen to Cologne

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

The average journey time by train between Siegen and Cologne is 14 hours and 11 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Siegen to Cologne is 12 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Siegen to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Siegen to Cologne can start from as little as $259.19 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 Siegen to Cologne?

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

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

The first train from Siegen to Cologne leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Siegen to Cologne leaves at 23:10. 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 Siegen and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Siegen to Cologne cover a distance of around 377 miles (606 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Siegen.

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