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.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 20 m
3 h 13 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||130 miles (210 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||$23 (€21)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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.
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