Edinburgh to Cologne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 35m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Cologne by train

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Cologne take around 9 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 872 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Cologne.

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 12 departures. The duration is normally about 9 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 07:13, and the last at 23:21.

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

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cologne by train.

Which trains operate between Edinburgh and Cologne?

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

  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper

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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