Magdeburg to Cologne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 42m

Travelling from Magdeburg to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Magdeburg to Cologne take around 4 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 349 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Magdeburg and Cologne.

Are there direct trains from Magdeburg to Cologne?

Direct trains from Magdeburg to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 12 direct trains on the route from Magdeburg to Cologne every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

How long is the train journey from Magdeburg to Cologne?

The Magdeburg to Cologne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Magdeburg to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Magdeburg around 06:01 and the last train is around 14:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Magdeburg around 06:01, and the last at 20:04.

When to book Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg to Cologne by train.

Which train companies operate between Magdeburg and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Magdeburg to Cologne, 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.

Find journey information for Cologne to Magdeburg

Other journeys to Cologne View all journeys to Cologne

Search accommodation in Cologne

Country guide

Trains to Germany

Read our country guide

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.

Log in / Register

  1. We'd love to send you (occasional) emails with travel tips, sales and special offers. You can change your preferences at any time.
  1. By registering you agree with our privacy policy.