Cologne to Magdeburg by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:12
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 40m

Travelling from Cologne to Magdeburg by train

The fastest trains from Cologne to Magdeburg take around 4 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 349 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Magdeburg.

Direct trains run between Cologne and Magdeburg.

We usually find around 13 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Magdeburg every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Magdeburg is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 07:12 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:12, and the last at 23:17.

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

When to book Cologne to Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg by train.

Which trains operate between Cologne and Magdeburg?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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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