Heidelberg to Cologne by train

  • First train
    04:26
  • Last train
    20:25
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 36m
  • Distance
    210 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Heidelberg to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Heidelberg to Cologne take around 2 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 210 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heidelberg and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Heidelberg to Cologne?

Direct trains from Heidelberg to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Heidelberg to Cologne every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Heidelberg to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Heidelberg around 04:26 and the last train is around 20:25. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Heidelberg and Cologne?

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

  • 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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