Basel to Cologne train

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Overview: Train from Basel to Cologne

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$134 (€116)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Cologne cover the 176 miles (284 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 11 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $134 (€116), but the average price of train tickets is $134 (€116). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Cologne.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Cologne trains

Find the best trains between Basel and Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $104 (€90). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Basel and Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from Basel to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: $104
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

FAQs: Trains from Basel to Cologne

FAQs: Travel by train from Basel to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Cologne.
Cheap train tickets from Basel to Cologne can start from as little as $134 (€116) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Basel to Cologne is $134 (€116); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Basel to Cologne train time is 6 h 11 min   covering the 176 mile (284 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Basel to Cologne leaves at 11: 28 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Basel to Cologne leaves at 3: 28 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel to Cologne without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 7 direct trains from Basel to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Basel to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Basel and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Basel to Cologne by train is November.
You have options as you can travel to Cologne from Basel 2 different ways: train or bus.

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