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Cologne to Zwolle by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    00:42
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    184 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 37m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Zwolle by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Zwolle take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 184 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Zwolle.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Zwolle?

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

We usually find around 46 departures on the route from Cologne to Zwolle 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 52 departures.

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

The Cologne to Zwolle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Zwolle is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:00 and the last train is around 22:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:19, and the last at 00:42.

When to book Cologne to Zwolle train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Zwolle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Zwolle?

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

Zwolle to Cologne by train

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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.