The cheapest trains from Erfurt to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$37

Average

$68

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.

Cheapest
11:41PMErfurt Hbf6h24 06:05AMCologne Hbf
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$371One-way
04:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way
05:14AMErfurt Hbf4h51 10:05AMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way
07:18AMErfurt Hbf5h22 12:40PMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way
12:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 06:05PMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way

Timetable Erfurt to Cologne

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01:42AMErfurt Hbf6h23 08:05AMCologne Hbf
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04:00AMErfurt Hbf4h14 08:14AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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04:00AMErfurt Hbf5h33 09:33AMCologne Hbf
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05:14AMErfurt Hbf3h51 09:05AMCologne Hbf
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05:14AMErfurt Hbf4h19 09:33AMCologne Hbf
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05:14AMErfurt Hbf4h51 10:05AMCologne Hbf
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05:14AMErfurt Hbf4h01 09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:17AMErfurt Hbf3h48 10:05AMCologne Hbf
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06:17AMErfurt Hbf4h08 10:25AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:17AMErfurt Hbf5h48 12:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:18AMErfurt Hbf5h22 12:40PMCologne Hbf
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07:18AMErfurt Hbf5h20 12:38PMCologne Hbf
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07:51AMErfurt Hbf5h14 01:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:51AMErfurt Hbf3h24 11:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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07:51AMErfurt Hbf3h42 11:33AMCologne Hbf
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08:17AMErfurt Hbf3h48 12:05PMCologne Hbf
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08:50AMErfurt Hbf5h15 02:05PMCologne Hbf
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08:50AMErfurt Hbf3h35 12:25PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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09:30AMErfurt Hbf4h03 01:33PMCologne Hbf
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09:30AMErfurt Hbf5h35 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:30AMErfurt Hbf3h45 01:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:17AMErfurt Hbf3h48 02:05PMCologne Hbf
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10:17AMErfurt Hbf5h48 04:05PMCologne Hbf
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10:17AMErfurt Hbf3h59 02:16PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:33AMErfurt Hbf6h05 04:38PMCologne Hbf
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11:30AMErfurt Hbf3h45 03:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:30AMErfurt Hbf5h35 05:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:30AMErfurt Hbf4h03 03:33PMCologne Hbf
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12:17PMErfurt Hbf3h48 04:05PMCologne Hbf
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12:50PMErfurt Hbf3h25 04:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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12:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 06:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:18PMErfurt Hbf5h20 06:38PMCologne Hbf
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01:30PMErfurt Hbf4h09 05:39PMCologne Hbf
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01:30PMErfurt Hbf3h44 05:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:17PMErfurt Hbf5h26 07:43PMCologne Hbf
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02:17PMErfurt Hbf3h48 06:05PMCologne Hbf
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02:50PMErfurt Hbf3h23 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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03:30PMErfurt Hbf3h46 07:16PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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03:30PMErfurt Hbf5h35 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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03:30PMErfurt Hbf4h03 07:33PMCologne Hbf
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04:17PMErfurt Hbf3h48 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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04:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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04:50PMErfurt Hbf3h35 08:25PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:30PMErfurt Hbf5h35 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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05:30PMErfurt Hbf3h44 09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:30PMErfurt Hbf4h36 10:06PMCologne Hbf
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06:50PMErfurt Hbf5h15 12:05AMCologne Hbf
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06:50PMErfurt Hbf3h24 10:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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07:30PMErfurt Hbf4h07 11:37PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:50PMErfurt Hbf5h16 02:06AMCologne Hbf
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08:50PMErfurt Hbf3h49 12:39AMCologne Hbf
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11:41PMErfurt Hbf6h24 06:05AMCologne Hbf
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Sep 27
$37Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 28
$37Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Oct 1
$30Deutsche Bahn
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$22Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest trains from Erfurt to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 23 m

Average

4 h 32 m

Trains per day

53

Distance

286 km

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.

Fastest
02:50PMErfurt Hbf3h23 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$741One-way
2nd Fastest
07:51AMErfurt Hbf3h24 11:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$841One-way
2nd Fastest
06:50PMErfurt Hbf3h24 10:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$741One-way
12:50PMErfurt Hbf3h25 04:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$641One-way
04:50PMErfurt Hbf3h35 08:25PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$641One-way

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Train Information to Cologne from Erfurt

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Cologne

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

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.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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Trains from Erfurt 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 Erfurt to Cologne.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Erfurt to Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Erfurt to Cologne to cost as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Erfurt and Cologne?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Erfurt to Cologne train to cost on average $28 (€23)  one way.
How far is Cologne from Erfurt by train?
The train distance from Erfurt to Cologne is around 177 miles (285 km).
How many hours is the train time between Erfurt and Cologne?
On average the Erfurt to Cologne train time is 3 h 49 min  covering the 177 miles (285 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Erfurt and arrival train station in Cologne?

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.

Where is the train station in Erfurt? Where is the train station in Cologne?

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.

Which train providers can get me from Erfurt to Cologne?
For the route from Erfurt to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Erfurt to Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct trains from Erfurt to Cologne?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains from Erfurt to Cologne per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many trains per day are there to Cologne from Erfurt?
The average number of trains departing Erfurt for Cologne is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Erfurt to Cologne? When is the last train from Erfurt to Cologne?
You can take the first train from Erfurt to Cologne at 10: 50 AM. The last train from Erfurt to Cologne that you can take departs at 11: 13 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Erfurt to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Erfurt and Cologne to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between Erfurt and Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $28 (€23) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Erfurt to Cologne a few months in advance.