Cologne to Paderborn by train Find train times and tickets

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    2hr 27m

Travelling from Cologne to Paderborn by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Paderborn take around 2 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Paderborn.

Are there direct trains from Cologne to Paderborn?

Direct trains from Cologne to Paderborn have been found.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Paderborn every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Paderborn?

The Cologne to Paderborn train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cologne to Paderborn train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Paderborn is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:20 and the last train is around 17:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 07:49, and the last at 17:49.

When to book Cologne to Paderborn 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 Paderborn by train.

Which train companies operate between Cologne and Paderborn?

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

  • Intercity
  • Regional-Express

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 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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