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Overview: Train from Cologne to Bratislava

distanceDistance492 miles (794 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Bratislava cover the 492 miles (794 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 1 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 $56 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $86 (€72). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

Train companies: Train from Cologne to Bratislava with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $56 (€47) you can travel by train between Cologne and Bratislava with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Cologne to Bratislava in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your route between Cologne and Bratislava on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Cologne and Bratislava is 492 miles (794 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Cologne to Bratislava start at $56 (€47).

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.

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Cologne to Bratislava:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Bratislava

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Cologne to Bratislava?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Bratislava, Slovakia by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Slovakia from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia?

All travelers in Slovakia must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Bratislava as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Cologne, Germany from Bratislava, Slovakia?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Bratislava to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Slovakia?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bratislava?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/25/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne from Bratislava here.

How much are cheap trains to Bratislava from Cologne?

Train tickets from Cologne to Bratislava for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $56 (€47)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Cologne to Bratislava on average?

The Cologne to Bratislava train ticket price is on average $86 (€72)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance to Bratislava from Cologne by train?

You should expect to travel around 492 miles (794 km)  to Bratislava from Cologne by train.

How many hours is the train time between Cologne and Bratislava?

The train time to Bratislava from Cologne is on average 10 h 1 min  for the 492 miles (794 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Bratislava from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Cologne to Bratislava do I depart from? Which Bratislava train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Cologne and Bratislava, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your trip can end in train stations such as Bratislava predmestie, Bratislava-Rača and Bratislava Hlavná Stanica.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Bratislava? Where is the Bratislava train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Bratislava predmestie, is located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city center of Bratislava.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Bratislava?

For the best Cologne to Bratislava train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cologne and Bratislava to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there between Cologne and Bratislava a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Cologne to Bratislava. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Cologne to Bratislava? When is the last train from Cologne to Bratislava?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Cologne at 7: 18 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 4: 48 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Bratislava and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Cologne to Bratislava for the best deals?

You can find trains between Cologne and Bratislava to cost on average $86 (€72) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Bratislava train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Bratislava
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 Bratislava.
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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

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