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Journey timeFrom 22h 25m
Price€150.10 - €421.60
Distance1138km (707 miles)
Departure stationCopenhagen
Arrival stationCologne
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB, Trenord

Copenhagen to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Copenhagen to Cologne for Tuesday 25th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:26 07:19 23h 53m, 3 changes
08:56 08:19 23h 23m, 6 changes
11:26 12:39 25h 13m, 4 changes
12:56 12:39 23h 43m, 5 changes
15:26 14:39 23h 13m, 5 changes
15:26 15:19 23h 53m, 4 changes
15:26 14:39 23h 13m, 5 changes
16:56 15:21 22h 25m, 10 changes
16:56 16:39 23h 43m, 10 changes
16:56 17:19 24h 23m, 9 changes

SBB, Deutsche Bahn, DSB and Italo trains from Copenhagen to Cologne

You can travel from Copenhagen to Cologne on SBB, Deutsche Bahn, DSB and Italo 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.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

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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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Cologne

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Cologne start at €150.10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €350.66.
lowest price found
from150.10
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avg. single price350.66

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 Copenhagen 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Copenhagen and Cologne is 23 hours and 51 minutes, with around 12 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 Copenhagen and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Copenhagen to Cologne is 22 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Copenhagen to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Cologne can start from as little as €150.10 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 Copenhagen to Cologne?

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

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

The first train from Copenhagen to Cologne leaves at 02:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Copenhagen to Cologne leaves at 18:56. 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 Copenhagen and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Copenhagen to Cologne cover a distance of around 1138km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Copenhagen.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Copenhagen to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/02/2020. 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 22/05/2019 for travel on 22/05/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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