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Köln Hbf to Meppel by train

It takes an average of 5h 02m to travel from Köln Hbf to Meppel by train, over a distance of around 125 miles (201 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Köln Hbf to Meppel and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 15m
Price€18.90 - €75.69
Distance125 miles (201 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
Departure stationKöln Hbf
Arrival stationMeppel
Changes1 change

Köln Hbf to Meppel train times

Check out the next trains departing from Köln Hbf to Meppel for Tuesday 26th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:49 14:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
10:49 15:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
11:49 16:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
12:30 17:34 5h 04m, 2 changes
12:49 17:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
13:49 18:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
14:30 19:34 5h 04m, 2 changes
14:49 19:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
15:49 20:04 4h 15m, 3 changes
16:49 21:04 4h 15m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Köln Hbf to Meppel

Train tickets from Köln Hbf to Meppel start at €18.90 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 €51.17.
lowest price found
from18.90
on the day
avg. single price51.17

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 Köln Hbf to Meppel 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 Köln Hbf to Meppel? 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 Köln Hbf to Meppel take?

The average journey time by train between Köln Hbf and Meppel is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 34 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 Köln Hbf and Meppel by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Köln Hbf to Meppel is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Köln Hbf to Meppel cost?

Train ticket prices from Köln Hbf to Meppel can start from as little as €18.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Köln Hbf to Meppel?

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

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

The first train from Köln Hbf to Meppel leaves at 02:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Köln Hbf to Meppel leaves at 21:25. 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 Köln Hbf and Meppel by train?

Trains travelling from Köln Hbf to Meppel cover a distance of around 125 miles (201 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Meppel to Köln Hbf.
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 Köln Hbf to Meppel for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/01/2021. 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 07/12/2020 for travel on 25/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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