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Journey timeFrom 6h 38m
Price€39.90 - €397
Distance530km (329 miles)
Departure stationGenève Cornavin
Arrival stationKöln Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB,

Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 25th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:15 18:05 6h 50m, 3 changes
11:15 19:06 7h 51m, 1 change
12:15 18:53 6h 38m, 4 changes
12:15 19:05 6h 50m, 2 changes
12:42 20:04 7h 22m, 2 changes
13:15 20:04 6h 49m, 3 changes
14:15 20:53 6h 38m, 3 changes
14:15 21:05 6h 50m, 2 changes
15:15 22:05 6h 50m, 3 changes
16:15 23:05 6h 50m, 2 changes

SBB, Deutsche Bahn, TGV Lyria and Thalys trains from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf on SBB, Deutsche Bahn, TGV Lyria and Thalys 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).

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

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 320 km/h. Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf start at €39.90 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 €168.67.
lowest price found
from39.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price114.21
on the day
avg. single price168.67

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 Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf 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 Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf? 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 Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Köln Hbf is 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 26 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 Genève Cornavin and Köln Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf is 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf can start from as little as €39.90 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 Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf. Travelling from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf leave?

The first train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf leave?

The last train from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf leaves at 23:20. 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 Genève Cornavin and Köln Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf cover a distance of around 530km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Genève Cornavin.
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 Genève Cornavin to Köln Hbf 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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