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Train Information between Cologne and Biel/Bienne

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Biel/Bienne cover the 262 miles (423 km) long route taking on average 5 h 16 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $29 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Biel/Bienne.

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Cologne to Biel/Bienne with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $23 (€19) you can travel by train between Cologne and Biel/Bienne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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If you're looking for cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Biel/Bienne, check out Omio! With one-way Cologne to Biel/Bienne train ticket prices starting as low as $23 (€19) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Biel/Bienne from Cologne by showing you the latest Deutsche Bahn offers, train schedules and tickets for this 262 miles (423 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Deutsche Bahn. If you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Biel/Bienne in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Cologne and Biel/Bienne on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Deutsche Bahn so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Biel/Bienne
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Cologne to Biel/Bienne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Biel/Bienne, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, 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 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Biel/Bienne before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Cologne, Germany from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Biel/Bienne?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Biel/Bienne?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

The government of Germany 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 12/3/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Biel/Bienne.

How much are cheap trains from Cologne to Biel/Bienne?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Biel/Bienne to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Biel/Bienne from Cologne?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $29 (€24)  for a train ticket from Cologne to Biel/Bienne.
How far is Cologne to Biel/Bienne by train?
The Cologne to Biel/Bienne train distance is approximately 262 miles (423 km).
What is the Cologne to Biel/Bienne train travel time?
The train time to Biel/Bienne from Cologne is on average 5 h 16 min  for the 262 miles (423 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Biel/Bienne from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Cologne goes to Biel/Bienne? What train station do I come into Biel/Bienne from Cologne?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Biel/Bienne, you can end your journey in train stations like Biel/Bienne, Biel/Bienne, Zentralplatz and Biel/Bienne, Schule Geyisried.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Biel/Bienne   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Biel/Bienne train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Biel/Bienne most often arrive at Biel/Bienne and need to travel around 0.1 miles (107 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Biel/Bienne?
For the route from Cologne to Biel/Bienne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Biel/Bienne from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between Cologne and Biel/Bienne a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Cologne to Biel/Bienne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Biel/Bienne?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Cologne at 5: 54 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 10: 53 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Biel/Bienne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Biel/Bienne train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Biel/Bienne is on average $29 (€24) if you buy 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 companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Biel/Bienne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Biel/Bienne
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Biel/Bienne.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB