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Train Information between Bielefeld and Cologne

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$15 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Bielefeld to Cologne cover the 102 miles (164 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $15 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Bielefeld Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn from Bielefeld to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest train company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a route between Bielefeld and Cologne. Find DB train times and tickets for your 102 miles (164 km) journey between Bielefeld and Cologne with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from Bielefeld to Cologne. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Bielefeld and Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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Deutsche Bahn trains from Bielefeld to Cologne


Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Bielefeld to Cologne. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Bielefeld to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Bielefeld 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 Bielefeld to Cologne.
How much do cheap trains to Cologne from Bielefeld cost?
Train tickets to Cologne from Bielefeld for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $6 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Cologne from Bielefeld?
The Bielefeld to Cologne train ticket price is on average $15 (€12)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance to Cologne from Bielefeld by train?
The distance between Bielefeld and Cologne by train is approximately 102 miles (164 km).
What is the Bielefeld to Cologne train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 102 miles (164 km) from Bielefeld to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bielefeld to Cologne train journey time is on average 2 h 5 min.
What station does the train from Bielefeld to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Bielefeld?

Some of the Bielefeld train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Bielefeld Hbf, Bielefeld-Senne and Bielefeld Ost. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bielefeld Hbf   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

Where is the train station in Bielefeld? Where is the train station in Cologne?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Bielefeld Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Bielefeld.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Cologne.

What train companies go from Bielefeld to Cologne?
For the journey from Bielefeld to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Bielefeld and Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct train from Bielefeld to Cologne?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Bielefeld to Cologne with FlixTrain, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there between Bielefeld and Cologne?
The average number of trains departing Bielefeld for Cologne is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Bielefeld to Cologne?
The earliest train departing from Bielefeld to Cologne leaves at 4: 42 AM. The last train departing from Bielefeld to Cologne leaves at 7: 23 PM. You can find the latest Bielefeld to Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Bielefeld to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Bielefeld to Cologne is on average $15 (€12) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Cologne from Bielefeld available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bielefeld Hbf
Bielefeld Ost
Brake(b Bielefeld)