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Eisenach to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 12h 48m to travel from Eisenach to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 373 miles (601 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Eisenach to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from €130.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 25m
Price€130.70 - €227.70
Distance373 miles (601 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationEisenach
Arrival stationCologne
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn, db_other, Marino, Italo, obb, Trenitalia

Eisenach to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eisenach to Cologne for Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:32 17:43 13h 11m, 3 changes
05:25 17:21 11h 56m, 4 changes
05:47 17:43 11h 56m, 4 changes
06:48 18:43 11h 55m, 4 changes
07:11 18:55 11h 44m, 4 changes
07:56 19:21 11h 25m, 6 changes
07:56 19:43 11h 47m, 5 changes
07:56 20:43 12h 47m, 4 changes
08:48 20:43 11h 55m, 5 changes
09:56 21:48 11h 52m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Eisenach to Cologne

You can travel from Eisenach to Cologne on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) 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.

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

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Eisenach to Cologne

Train tickets from Eisenach to Cologne start at €130.70 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 €192.68.
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avg. single price192.68

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 Eisenach 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 Eisenach 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 Eisenach to Cologne take?

The average journey time by train between Eisenach and Cologne is 12 hours and 48 minutes, with around 13 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 Eisenach and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eisenach to Cologne is 11 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Eisenach to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Eisenach to Cologne can start from as little as €130.70 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 Eisenach to Cologne?

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

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

The first train from Eisenach to Cologne leaves at 04:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Eisenach to Cologne leaves at 15:56. 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 Eisenach and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Eisenach to Cologne cover a distance of around 373 miles (601 km) during the journey.

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 Eisenach to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/10/2018. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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