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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Locarno

You can travel by train between Cologne and Locarno with Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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Official Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Locarno are available on Omio! Germany's largest rail company offers high-quality services between Cologne and Locarno to cover the 339 miles (546 km) trip, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB trains between Cologne and Locarno on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey between Cologne and Locarno with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect train type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed trains, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international trains, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains.

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Locarno and when traveling by train:

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

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Trains from Cologne to Locarno
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Locarno?

Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Locarno, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Locarno from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 Locarno, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland 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 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Locarno closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Locarno, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Cologne from Locarno restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Locarno closer to your date of departure here here.

How many miles is it from Cologne to Locarno by train?
The distance from Cologne to Locarno by train is approximately 339 miles (546 km).
How many hours is the train time to Locarno from Cologne?
On average the Cologne to Locarno train travel time is 8 h 29 min  for the 339 miles (546 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Cologne to Locarno, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Locarno do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Locarno from Cologne, 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 Locarno, Locarno, Debarcadero and Locarno FART.

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

Where is the train station in Cologne to go to Locarno? Where is the train station in Locarno located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Locarno, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service between Cologne and Locarno?
For the trip from Cologne to Locarno you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Cologne to Locarno on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Locarno from Cologne a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Cologne to Locarno. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Locarno? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Cologne to Locarno at 7: 54 PM. The last train from Cologne to Locarno that you can take departs at 7: 54 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Locarno schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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 Locarno.
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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