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Train Information between Fribourg and Cologne

distanceDistance285 miles (459 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Fribourg to Cologne cover the 285 miles (459 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $37 (€30), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Fribourg/Freiburg and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 285 miles (459 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Fribourg and Cologne. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Fribourg and Cologne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Fribourg to Cologne you can pay as low as $37 (€30).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes 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.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Fribourg to Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Fribourg 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 Fribourg to Cologne.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Fribourg, Switzerland to Cologne, Germany?

Travel by train between Fribourg, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Fribourg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Fribourg?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Fribourg and Cologne closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Fribourg is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Fribourg, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/13/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Fribourg from Cologne here.

How much do cheap trains between Fribourg and Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Fribourg to Cologne to cost as little as $37 (€30)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Cologne from Fribourg?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Fribourg to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $37 (€30)  one way.
How far is Cologne from Fribourg by train?
You should expect to travel around 285 miles (459 km)  to Cologne from Fribourg by train.
What is the Fribourg to Cologne train travel time?
The train time from Fribourg to Cologne is on average 7 h 32 min  for the 285 miles (459 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Fribourg and Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Fribourg to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne train station from Fribourg do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Fribourg to start your journey from including Fribourg/Freiburg, Fribourg and Fribourg, Cite-Jardins. 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 Fribourg/Freiburg   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Where is the train station in Fribourg to go to Cologne? Where is the train station in Cologne located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Fribourg/Freiburg, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Fribourg.

The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Cologne.

What train companies offer a service from Fribourg to Cologne?
For the journey from Fribourg to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Fribourg and Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Fribourg and Cologne?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Fribourg to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Fribourg to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Fribourg to Cologne?
You can take the earliest train from Fribourg to Cologne at 4: 34 PM   or take the last train from Fribourg to Cologne leaving at 7: 34 PM. Look for the latest Fribourg to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I purchase Fribourg to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Fribourg to Cologne is on average $37 (€30) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Fribourg to Cologne available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Fribourg
Cologne
Bourguillon, poste
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Fribourg
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Fribourg, Bellevue
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Fribourg, Rte de la Glâne
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Fribourg, gare
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Givisiez, Escale
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Granges-Paccot, Ch. des Rosiers
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Marly, Jonction
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Marly, Les Rittes
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Villars-sur-Glâne, Le Moleson
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