Birmingham to Cologne by train

  • First train
    06:10
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 45m
  • Distance
    634 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    13hr 45m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Cologne take around 6 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 634 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Cologne?

Journeys between Birmingham and Cologne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Birmingham to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Cologne?

The Birmingham to Cologne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birmingham to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:10 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 06:10, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Birmingham to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cologne to Birmingham by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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