Basel to Cologne by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Basel to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Basel to Cologne take around 3 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Cologne?
Direct trains from Basel to Cologne have been found.
We usually find around 12 direct trains on the route from Basel to Cologne every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Cologne?
The Basel to Cologne train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Basel to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:14 and the last train is around 23:23.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 07:13, and the last at 23:23.
What's the Basel to Cologne train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Basel to Cologne are $45.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $45, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Basel 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 Basel to Cologne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Basel and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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