Erfurt to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Erfurt to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Cheapest

17

Average

41

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

Deutsche Bahn
05:50PMErfurt5h15 11:05PMCologne
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171One-way
FlixTrain
08:20AMErfurt7h45 04:05PMCologne
0 transfers
361One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:41PMErfurt6h12 04:53AMCologne
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391One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:33AMErfurt6h05 03:38PMCologne
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421One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:50PMErfurt5h15 01:05AMCologne
0 transfers
701One-way

Train schedule from Erfurt to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, January 30
FlixTrain
08:20AMErfurt7h45 04:05PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
09:33AMErfurt6h05 03:38PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
05:50PMErfurt5h15 11:05PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
07:50PMErfurt5h15 01:05AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
10:41PMErfurt6h12 04:53AMCologne
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Fastest train times from Erfurt to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

5 h 15 m

Average

6 h 6 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

286 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Erfurt for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
05:50PMErfurt5h15 11:05PMCologne
0 transfers
171One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:50PMErfurt5h15 01:05AMCologne
0 transfers
701One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:33AMErfurt6h05 03:38PMCologne
0 transfers
421One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:41PMErfurt6h12 04:53AMCologne
0 transfers
391One-way
FlixTrain
08:20AMErfurt7h45 04:05PMCologne
0 transfers
361One-way

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Overview: Train from Erfurt to Cologne

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Erfurt to Cologne cover the 177 miles (285 km) long route taking on average 4 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $37 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $28 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Cologne trains

You can travel by train between Erfurt and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $28 (€24). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

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 to Cologne from Erfurt. 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.

Train information from Erfurt to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 21 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Cologne.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cologne from Erfurt for as low as $28 (€24)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Erfurt to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $37 (€32)  one way.
The Erfurt to Cologne train distance is approximately 177 miles (285 km).
On average the Erfurt to Cologne train time is 4 h 39 min  covering the 177 miles (285 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Erfurt, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel. 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 Erfurt Hbf   to Köln Hbf.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Erfurt Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Erfurt. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

For the best Erfurt to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Erfurt to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Erfurt to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Erfurt to Cologne at 7: 18 AM. The last train from Erfurt to Cologne that you can take departs at 7: 18 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Erfurt to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Erfurt and Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $37 (€32) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Erfurt to Cologne a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Erfurt
Cologne
Erfurt Hbf is the most popular Erfurt 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 Erfurt for your trip to Cologne.
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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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