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.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 26 m
2 h 51 m
Trains per day
Of the 11 trains that leave Cologne for Paderborn every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||94 miles (152 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||$22 (€21)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express|
Trains from Cologne to Paderborn cover the 94 miles (152 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $22 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paderborn Hbf.
Travel between Cologne and Paderborn from $21 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.
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 from Cologne to Paderborn. 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.
Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paderborn train information:
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train from Cologne to Paderborn, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
Train information from Cologne to Paderborn with National Express:
When taking the train from Cologne to Paderborn, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your journey can end in train stations such as Paderborn Hbf, Paderborn-Schloss Neuhaus and Paderborn Kasseler Tor.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paderborn Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paderborn Hbf and need to travel approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the train station to the city center in Paderborn.
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