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.
The average ticket from Erfurt to Cologne will cost around $ 68 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 37.
This is the last train of the day.
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3 h 23 m
4 h 32 m
Trains per day
Of the 53 trains that leave Erfurt for Cologne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 286 km distance in an average of 4 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 23 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||177 miles (285 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$28 (€23)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Erfurt to Cologne cover the 177 miles (285 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $28 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train from Erfurt to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $22 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Erfurt and Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your route between Erfurt and Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Erfurt to Cologne is 177 miles (285 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Erfurt and Cologne start at $22 (€18).
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
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There are a few train stations in Erfurt to start your journey from including Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Erfurt Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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