Cologne to Kaiserslautern by train

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 26m
  • Distance
    177 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 39m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Kaiserslautern by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Kaiserslautern take around 2 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 177 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Kaiserslautern.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Kaiserslautern?

Journeys between Cologne and Kaiserslautern usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Cologne to Kaiserslautern 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 37 departures.

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

The Cologne to Kaiserslautern train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Kaiserslautern is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:14 and the last train is around 23:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:56.

When to book Cologne to Kaiserslautern train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Kaiserslautern by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Kaiserslautern?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • TGV

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

Kaiserslautern to Cologne by train

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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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