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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Merano

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

$58

Average

$109

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Merano will cost around $ 109 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 58.

Deutsche Bahn
08:34AMCologne9h35 06:09PMMerano
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$581One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
11:54AMCologne17h30 05:24AMMerano
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$1161One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:01AMCologne13h08 03:09PMMerano
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$1171One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:53AMCologne11h16 07:09PMMerano
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$1171One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:55AMCologne10h14 06:09PMMerano
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$1171One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Merano

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Deutsche Bahn
02:01AMCologne13h08 03:09PMMerano
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Deutsche Bahn
07:53AMCologne11h16 07:09PMMerano
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Deutsche Bahn
07:55AMCologne10h14 06:09PMMerano
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Deutsche Bahn
08:34AMCologne9h35 06:09PMMerano
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
10:54AMCologne17h30 04:24AMMerano
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
11:54AMCologne17h30 05:24AMMerano
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Fri
May 20
$58Deutsche Bahn
$97Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$82Deutsche Bahn with connection
$67Flixbus
Sun
May 22
$105Deutsche Bahn
$71Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$127Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$58Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
May 25
$72Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
May 26
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$72Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cologne to Merano

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

9 h 35 m

Average

13 h 12 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

565 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cologne for Merano every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 565 km distance in an average of 13 h 12 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 9 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 17 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Deutsche Bahn
08:34AMCologne9h35 06:09PMMerano
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$581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:55AMCologne10h14 06:09PMMerano
0 changes
$1171One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:53AMCologne11h16 07:09PMMerano
0 changes
$1171One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:01AMCologne13h08 03:09PMMerano
0 changes
$1171One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
11:54AMCologne17h30 05:24AMMerano
0 changes
$1161One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Merano

distanceDistance350 miles (565 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$58 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Merano cover the 350 miles (565 km) long route taking on average 9 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $58 (€52), but the average price of train tickets is $58 (€52). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Merano Meran.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Merano trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Merano from $58 (€52) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Merano train.

Cologne to Merano train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 42 min
  • Average Price: $58
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Cologne and Merano due to the coronavirus:

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


Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Merano

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Cologne to Merano. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Cologne to Merano and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Merano

Travel by train to Merano 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 Merano.
FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Merano, Italy?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Merano, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Merano, Italy?

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Merano from Cologne as this information can change.

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

Return travel from Italy to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Merano?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/18/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Merano.

How much are cheap trains from Cologne to Merano?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Merano from Cologne for the next 7 days starting from $58 (€52)  one way.

What is the cost of a train between Cologne and Merano?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $58 (€52)  for a train ticket from Cologne to Merano.

How far is Cologne to Merano by train?

The Cologne to Merano train distance is approximately 350 miles (565 km).

How long is the train from Cologne to Merano?

The train time from Cologne to Merano is on average 9 h 35 min  for the 350 miles (565 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Merano from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Cologne to Merano, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Merano do I arrive in?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Merano you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Merano include Merano Meran, Meran Untermais Merano-Maia Bassa and Merano-maia Bassa.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Merano, called Merano Meran, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service between Cologne and Merano?

For the route from Cologne to Merano you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cologne and Merano on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Merano?

The average number of trains departing Cologne for Merano is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

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

The first Cologne to Merano train departs at 4: 53 AM   and the last train from Cologne to Merano leaves at 11: 01 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Merano on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase train tickets to Merano from Cologne to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Cologne and Merano within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $58 (€52) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Merano a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Merano
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 Merano.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
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

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