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Overview: Train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 40 min
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 route taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Friedrichshafen Stadt.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Friedrichshafen trains

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Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train between Cologne and Friedrichshafen. 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.

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

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

    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.

    How far is Cologne to Friedrichshafen by train?

    The Cologne to Friedrichshafen train distance is approximately 252 miles (407 km).

    How long is the train to Friedrichshafen from Cologne?

    The Cologne to Friedrichshafen train duration is on average 5 h 40 min, which is to be expected when traveling 252 miles (407 km) from Cologne to Friedrichshafen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Friedrichshafen?

    When taking the train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your route can end in train stations such as Friedrichshafen Stadt, Friedrichshafen Flughafen and Friedrichshafen-Kluftern.

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

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Friedrichshafen Stadt, located 0.2 miles (427 m) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can take me to Friedrichshafen from Cologne?

    Take the Cologne to Friedrichshafen train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Cologne and Friedrichshafen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains are there to Friedrichshafen from Cologne a day?

    The average number of trains departing Cologne for Friedrichshafen is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When does the first train depart from Cologne to Friedrichshafen? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?

    You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen at 4: 15 PM   or take the last train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen leaving at 4: 15 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Friedrichshafen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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 Friedrichshafen.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +49 2211411055
    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