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Train Information from Cologne to Schaffhausen

distanceDistance235 miles (379 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 54 min
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Schaffhausen cover the 235 miles (379 km) long route taking on average 4 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Schaffhausen.

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Cologne to Schaffhausen with Deutsche Bahn

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Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German train travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn train schedules and cheap tickets for the 235 miles (379 km) journey from Cologne to Schaffhausen with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey between Cologne and Schaffhausen if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable train tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day, DB offers a range of train types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) trains, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These different types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while restrooms are standard services on each train, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Schaffhausen are the following:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Schaffhausen
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Cologne to Schaffhausen?

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

Is international entry into Schaffhausen 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 Schaffhausen, 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 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Schaffhausen closer to your date of departure here

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

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

Is my return train into Cologne from Schaffhausen 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 Schaffhausen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 10/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Schaffhausen closer to your date of departure here here.

How many miles is it from Cologne to Schaffhausen by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to Schaffhausen by train to be approximately 235 miles (379 km).
How many hours is the train time to Schaffhausen from Cologne?
On average the Cologne to Schaffhausen train time is 4 h 54 min  covering the 235 miles (379 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Schaffhausen do I depart from? Which Schaffhausen train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Schaffhausen, your train can arrive in train stations including Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Nordstrasse and Schaffhausen, Pilgerbrunnen.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Schaffhausen.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Schaffhausen 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 Schaffhausen, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Schaffhausen?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Schaffhausen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Schaffhausen. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Schaffhausen trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Cologne and Schaffhausen a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Schaffhausen is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Schaffhausen
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 Schaffhausen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
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