These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn
Renfe
Italo
Frecciarossa

Train Information from Basel to Cologne

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Basel to Cologne cover the 176 miles (284 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Cologne.

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Cologne
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Basel and Cologne?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Italy by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Italy?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/22/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Basel before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Cologne, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Basel from Cologne?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/15/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Basel from Cologne.

How far is Cologne from Basel by train?
The Basel to Cologne train distance is approximately 176 miles (284 km).
How long is the train from Basel to Cologne?
On average the Basel to Cologne train time is 4 h 16 min  covering the 176 miles (284 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Basel and arrival train station in Cologne?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Basel SBB   to Cologne.

Where is the Basel train station located? Where is the Cologne train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Basel SBB, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Basel. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Cologne, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

How many trains are there from Basel to Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Cologne is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Cologne
The major railway station for departures from Basel is Basel SBB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Basel SBB for your journey to Cologne from Basel.

Trains from Basel to Cologne: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need