Heidelberg to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Cheapest

18

Average

32

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

Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMHeidelberg2h20 05:03AMCologne
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181One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:20PMHeidelberg4h45 01:05AMCologne
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241One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:47AMHeidelberg3h18 07:05AMCologne
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281One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:25PMHeidelberg2h40 10:05PMCologne
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291One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:25PMHeidelberg2h40 09:05PMCologne
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401One-way

Train schedule from Heidelberg to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, December 4
Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMHeidelberg2h20 05:03AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
03:47AMHeidelberg3h18 07:05AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
05:55PMHeidelberg2h57 08:52PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
06:25PMHeidelberg2h40 09:05PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
07:25PMHeidelberg2h40 10:05PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
08:14PMHeidelberg3h51 12:05AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
08:20PMHeidelberg4h45 01:05AMCologne
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Fastest train times from Heidelberg to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

3 h 13 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

210 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Heidelberg for Cologne every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
02:43AMHeidelberg2h20 05:03AMCologne
0 transfers
181One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:25PMHeidelberg2h40 09:05PMCologne
0 transfers
401One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:25PMHeidelberg2h40 10:05PMCologne
0 transfers
291One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:55PMHeidelberg2h57 08:52PMCologne
0 transfers
401One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:47AMHeidelberg3h18 07:05AMCologne
0 transfers
281One-way

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Overview: Train from Heidelberg to Cologne

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Flixtrain

Trains from Heidelberg to Cologne cover the 130 miles (210 km) long route taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Flixtrain. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $23 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $20 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Heidelberg to Cologne trains

For as little as $20 (€18) you can travel by train between Heidelberg 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 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 Heidelberg. 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.

Heidelberg to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 49 min
  • Average Price: $20
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Cologne.
FAQs
Train tickets to Cologne from Heidelberg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $20 (€18)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Heidelberg to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $23 (€21)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 130 miles (210 km)  to Cologne from Heidelberg by train.
On average the Heidelberg to Cologne train time is 2 h 26 min  covering the 130 miles (210 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Heidelberg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt. 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 Heidelberg Hbf   to Köln Hbf.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Heidelberg Hbf and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the best Heidelberg to Cologne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Flixtrain. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Cologne from Heidelberg to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains per day from Heidelberg to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Heidelberg for Cologne is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Heidelberg to Cologne at 7: 20 AM   or take the last train from Heidelberg to Cologne leaving at 5: 20 PM. Look for the latest Heidelberg to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Cologne from Heidelberg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $23 (€21) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Heidelberg to Cologne a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Heidelberg and Cologne

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Heidelberg Hbf is the most popular Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg 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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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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ParkingParking
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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