Cologne to Heerlen by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:47
  • Last train
    00:15
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 31m

Travelling from Cologne to Heerlen by train

The fastest trains from Cologne to Heerlen take around 1 hour and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 70 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Heerlen.

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Cologne to Heerlen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 36 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Heerlen is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:47 and the last train is around 00:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 08:48, and the last at 21:50.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cologne to Heerlen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Cologne to Heerlen by train.

Which trains operate between Cologne and Heerlen?

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

  • Bus
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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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