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Overview: Train from Dresden to Cologne

distanceDistance295 miles (475 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Dresden to Cologne cover the 295 miles (475 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $34 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Dresden to Cologne

For as little as $21 (€18) you can travel by train between Dresden and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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 Dresden to Cologne train.

  • Average Price: $21

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket to Cologne from Dresden:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
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How to get by train from Dresden to Cologne?

The route Dresden - Cologne is offered daily by the Deutsche Bahn as a direct connection or with a change of train. With change the journey is even shorter than the direct connection.

Where do the trains depart from in Dresden?

The main train station in Dresden is located at the edge of the city center and within walking distance of the city center. But you can also take the tram, the S-Bahn or the bus to your destination.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Dresden to Cologne


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 Dresden to Cologne. 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 Dresden to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.

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Travel Tips: Trains from Dresden to Cologne

Travel by train to Cologne 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 Dresden to Cologne.

How much are cheap trains between Dresden and Cologne?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Dresden to Cologne to cost as little as $21 (€18)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket between Dresden and Cologne?

The Dresden to Cologne train ticket price is on average $34 (€29)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How far is Dresden to Cologne by train?

You should expect to travel around 295 miles (475 km)  to Cologne from Dresden by train.

What is the Dresden to Cologne train travel time?

The train time to Cologne from Dresden is on average 6 h 53 min  for the 295 miles (475 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Dresden by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Dresden goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from Dresden?

When departing from Dresden, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Dresden located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Dresden Hauptbahnhof, located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city center of Dresden. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers can get me from Dresden to Cologne?

When taking a train from Dresden to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Dresden to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there between Dresden and Cologne a day?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Dresden to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Dresden to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Dresden to Cologne train departs at 5: 11 AM   and the last train from Dresden to Cologne leaves at 8: 12 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Dresden to Cologne on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

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

You can find trains to Cologne from Dresden to cost on average $34 (€29) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Dresden to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dresden Hauptbahnhof is the most popular Dresden 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 Dresden for your trip to Cologne.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+49 3514611055
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Dresden Hauptbahnhof
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3
Tram lines: 3, 7, 8, 10
Bus lines: 66, 261, 333, 360, 424
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, RE, RB