Leiden to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    00:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 11m
  • Distance
    219 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 24m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leiden to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Leiden to Cologne take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leiden and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Leiden to Cologne?

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

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Leiden 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 37 departures.

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

The Leiden to Cologne train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Leiden around 04:45 and the last train is around 23:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leiden around 05:23, and the last at 00:22.

When to book Leiden to Cologne 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 Leiden to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leiden and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Leiden 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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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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