Leipzig to Cologne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    00:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 30m

Travelling from Leipzig to Cologne by train

The fastest trains from Leipzig to Cologne take around 4 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 381 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leipzig and Cologne.

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Leipzig 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 44 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Leipzig around 04:22 and the last train is around 00:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leipzig around 05:29, and the last at 00:40.

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

When to book Leipzig to Cologne 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 Leipzig to Cologne by train.

Which trains operate between Leipzig and Cologne?

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

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

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

Find journey information for Cologne to Leipzig

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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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