Cologne to Basel by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:54
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 39m

Travelling from Cologne to Basel by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Basel take around 3 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Basel.

Are there direct trains from Cologne to Basel?

Direct trains from Cologne to Basel have been found.

We usually find around 13 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Basel every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Basel?

The Cologne to Basel train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cologne to Basel train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 06:54 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 06:54, and the last at 00:00.

When to book Cologne to Basel 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 Cologne to Basel by train.

Which train companies operate between Cologne and Basel?

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

  • CityNightLine
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

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 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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