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Train Information from Cologne to Osnabrück

distanceDistance104 miles (167 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Osnabrück cover the 104 miles (167 km) long route taking on average 2 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $18 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $14 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Osnabrück Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn Cologne – Osnabrück

For as little as $14 (€11) you can travel by train from Cologne to Osnabrück with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest train company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a journey from Cologne to Osnabrück. Find DB train times and tickets for your 104 miles (167 km) journey from Cologne to Osnabrück with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from Cologne to Osnabrück. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

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

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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Osnabruck


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 Osnabruck. 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 Osnabruck and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Osnabrück
Travel by train to Osnabrück 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 Osnabrück.
How much do cheap train tickets between Cologne and Osnabrück cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Osnabrück trains for as little as $14 (€11)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Osnabrück?
The Cologne to Osnabrück train ticket price is on average $18 (€14)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Osnabrück by train?
The Cologne to Osnabrück train distance is approximately 104 miles (167 km).
How long is the train ride to Osnabrück from Cologne?
The Cologne to Osnabrück train duration is on average 2 h 12 min, which is to be expected when traveling 104 miles (167 km) between Cologne and Osnabrück. 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 Osnabrück?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Osnabrück you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Osnabrück Hbf, Osnabrück Altstadt and Osnabrück-Sutthausen.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Osnabrück Hbf.

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

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 Osnabrück, called Osnabrück Hbf, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Osnabrück?
For the best Cologne to Osnabrück train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Osnabrück from Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Osnabrück?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Osnabrück is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Osnabrück? What time is the last train from Cologne to Osnabrück?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Cologne at 8: 59 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 4: 09 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Osnabrück and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Osnabrück train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Cologne and Osnabrück to cost on average $18 (€14) 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 Osnabrück train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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 Osnabrück.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19