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Trier to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 14h 21m to travel from Trier to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 327 miles (526 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Trier to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $244.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 26m
PriceFrom $244.85
Distance327 miles (526 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationTrier
Arrival stationCologne
Changes4 changes

Trier to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Trier to Cologne for Dienstag Mai 18. 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:33 07:19 11h 46m, 6 changes
07:33 07:39 12h 6m, 5 changes
08:33 08:19 11h 46m, 7 changes
08:33 08:39 12h 6m, 6 changes
10:33 04:19 17h 46m, 5 changes
11:33 04:19 16h 46m, 6 changes
02:33 07:19 16h 46m, 5 changes
03:33 07:19 15h 46m, 8 changes
03:33 08:19 16h 46m, 6 changes
05:33 11:39 18h 6m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Trier to Cologne

The price of train tickets from Trier to Cologne starts at $244.85 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 Trier 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 Trier to Cologne

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

The average journey time by train between Trier and Cologne is 14 hours and 21 minutes, with around 20 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 Trier and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Trier to Cologne is 11 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Trier to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Trier to Cologne can start from as little as $244.85 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 Trier to Cologne?

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

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

The first train from Trier to Cologne leaves at 11:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Trier to Cologne leaves at 10:49. 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 Trier and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Trier to Cologne cover a distance of around 327 miles (526 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Trier.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Trier to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/18/2021. 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 11/02/2020 for travel on 11/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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