Zwolle to Cologne by train

  • First train
    06:20
  • Last train
    23:52
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 52m
  • Distance
    184 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 17m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zwolle to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Zwolle to Cologne take around 2 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 184 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zwolle and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Zwolle to Cologne?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Zwolle to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Zwolle to Cologne?

The Zwolle to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Zwolle to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Zwolle around 06:19 and the last train is around 23:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zwolle around 06:50, and the last at 23:50.

When to book Zwolle to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 Zwolle to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zwolle and Cologne?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug

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

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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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