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Train Information from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Friedrichshafen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 35 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 $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $27 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Friedrichshafen Stadt.

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Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Friedrichshafen

You can travel by train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect route between Cologne and Friedrichshafen with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Cologne and Friedrichshafen and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Cologne to Friedrichshafen by DB is 252 miles (407 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Cologne and Friedrichshafen is $22 (€18).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Friedrichshafen
Travel by train to Friedrichshafen 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 Cologne to Friedrichshafen.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cologne to Friedrichshafen for as low as $22 (€18)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Cologne and Friedrichshafen?
The train price from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is on average $27 (€22)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Cologne to Friedrichshafen by train?
You should expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km)  to Friedrichshafen from Cologne by train.
How long is the train ride between Cologne and Friedrichshafen?
While the time it takes to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Cologne and Friedrichshafen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Friedrichshafen train journey time is on average 4 h 35 min.
What station does the train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen depart from? Which Friedrichshafen train station do I come into from Cologne?

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

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

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

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

Which train providers can take me from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?
For the best Cologne to Friedrichshafen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Cologne and Friedrichshafen to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there to Friedrichshafen from Cologne?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Friedrichshafen is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?
The earliest train departing from Cologne to Friedrichshafen leaves at 7: 17 AM. The last train departing from Cologne to Friedrichshafen leaves at 9: 54 PM. You can find the latest Cologne to Friedrichshafen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Friedrichshafen train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Cologne and Friedrichshafen to cost on average $27 (€22) 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Friedrichshafen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf