Deutsche Bahn Dresden Cologne

Cheap train tickets from Dresden to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Cheapest

38

Average

52

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Dresden to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
04:19AMDresden7h24 11:43AMCologne
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381One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:12PMDresden7h53 12:05AMCologne
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391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:12PMDresden8h41 04:53AMCologne
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391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:12AMDresden6h03 10:15AMCologne
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391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:12PMDresden6h24 09:36PMCologne
0 transfers
451One-way

Train schedule from Dresden to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7
Deutsche Bahn
04:12AMDresden6h03 10:15AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
04:19AMDresden7h24 11:43AMCologne
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FlixTrain
09:10AMDresden10h35 07:45PMCologne
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FlixTrain
09:30AMDresden10h15 07:45PMCologne
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FlixTrain
10:10AMDresden10h35 08:45PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
03:12PMDresden6h24 09:36PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
04:12PMDresden7h53 12:05AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
07:12PMDresden8h41 03:53AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
08:12PMDresden8h41 04:53AMCologne
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Fastest train times from Dresden to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Fastest Journey

6 h 3 m

Average

8 h 30 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

475 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Dresden for Cologne every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
04:12AMDresden6h03 10:15AMCologne
0 transfers
391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:12PMDresden6h24 09:36PMCologne
0 transfers
451One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:19AMDresden7h24 11:43AMCologne
0 transfers
381One-way
Deutsche Bahn
04:12PMDresden7h53 12:05AMCologne
0 transfers
391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:12PMDresden8h41 03:53AMCologne
0 transfers
961One-way

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Overview: Train from Dresden to Cologne

distanceDistance295 miles (475 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Dresden to Cologne cover the 295 miles (475 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 3 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $45 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Dresden to Cologne trains

For as little as $20 (€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.

Train information from Dresden to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 58 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day


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

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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 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 Tips: 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.
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Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Dresden and Cologne for the next 7 days starting from $20 (€18)  one way.
The Dresden to Cologne train ticket price is on average $45 (€40)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The train distance from Dresden to Cologne is around 295 miles (475 km).
While the time it takes to travel 295 miles (475 km) from Dresden to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Dresden to Cologne train journey time is on average 6 h 3 min.

When taking a train from Dresden, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Dresden Hauptbahnhof, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city center of Dresden.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center of Cologne.

When taking a train from Dresden to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Dresden to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Dresden for Cologne is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Dresden to Cologne at 4: 51 AM. The last train from Dresden to Cologne that you can take departs at 11: 06 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Dresden to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you book the Dresden to Cologne train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $45 (€40). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Dresden and Cologne. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports in Dresden and Cologne

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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.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 3514611055
ticketOfficeHours
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
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ParkingParking
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Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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