|Distance||234 miles (377 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||$30 (€24)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Basel to Cologne cover the 234 miles (377 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB and arrive in Köln Hbf.
For as little as $23 (€19) you can travel by train between Basel and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Basel and Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your route between Basel and Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Basel and Cologne is 234 miles (377 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Basel to Cologne start at $23 (€19).
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Basel and Cologne and when traveling by train:
Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/25/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Basel and Cologne before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Cologne is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Basel Bahnhof SBB, Basel SBB and Basel Bad Bhf. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your journey in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers book a train from Basel Bahnhof SBB to Köln Hbf most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel Bahnhof SBB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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