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Train Information from Cologne to Leiden

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Leiden cover the 135 miles (217 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Leiden

Travel from Cologne to Leiden from $23 (€19) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Cologne to Leiden in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your journey from Cologne to Leiden on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Cologne and Leiden is 135 miles (217 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Cologne to Leiden start at $23 (€19).

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.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Leiden
Travel by train to Leiden 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 Leiden.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Cologne and Leiden?

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Leiden from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Leiden, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Leiden from Cologne closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Leiden, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Leiden is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Leiden restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/24/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Leiden closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Leiden cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Cologne and Leiden for the next 7 days starting from $23 (€19)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Cologne and Leiden?
The train price between Cologne and Leiden is on average $29 (€23)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Cologne to Leiden by train?
The Cologne to Leiden train distance is approximately 135 miles (217 km).
How long is the train between Cologne and Leiden?
While the time it takes to travel 135 miles (217 km) to Leiden from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Leiden train journey time is on average 4 h 21 min.
What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Leiden?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Leiden, you can end your trip in train stations like Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Leiden Centraal   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne.

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

What train providers go from Cologne to Leiden?
Take the Cologne to Leiden train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Cologne to Leiden as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Cologne and Leiden a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Cologne to Leiden. 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 Leiden?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Cologne at 6: 46 PM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 6: 46 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Leiden and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Leiden from Cologne for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Cologne to Leiden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $29 (€23) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cologne to Leiden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Leiden
Köln Hbf
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