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Cheap train tickets and times from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for May 23

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 4 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

240 km

Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe Hbf to start from $62 with an average ticket price of $94.

The fastest train from Karlsruhe Hbf to takes 2h 4m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 6m and covers a distance of 240 km.

5 trains that leave Karlsruhe Hbf for every day with 5 travelling directly.

Deutsche Bahn
07:00AM3h06
Karlsruhe Hbf
10:06AMCologne Hbf
$621One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
02:27AM4h39
Karlsruhe Hbf
07:06AMCologne Hbf
$741One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:51AM2h32
Karlsruhe Hbf
02:23PMCologne Hbf
$1081One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:51AM3h09
Karlsruhe Hbf
11:00AMCologne Hbf
$1121One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
03:00PM2h04
Karlsruhe Hbf
05:04PMCologne Hbf
$1161One-way
0 transfers

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IconWIFI
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IconMany guests
Travelling by train was very pleasant, the train is quite clean, the toilets were very clean, the seats are comfortable, there is wifi. There are power sockets on site, there are seats with tables and it is faster than by car and still the price is quite cheap. One disadvantage is that sometimes there are too many guests and then it is a bit noisy. I would definitely recommend travelling by train.
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IconVery fast
IconClean
IconPunctual departure
Cons
IconSlight delay on arrival
IconA little expensive
IconDirect connection often already fully booked one day before journey
The route from Cologne to Karlsruhe is one of the few high-speed lines still operated by Deutsche Bahn. This means that you can cover this distance in about 2 hours. There is also a direct connection several times a day, but unfortunately it is often fully booked the day before departure. Both trains of the connection were very clean and in Cologne we left on time, only the ICE, which we had to change to in Mannheim, was a little late, so that we arrived late in Karlsruhe. Overall, I think the price for the connection is also a bit expensive.
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Icontoo full
Wifi was available, but very slow. Unfortunately, there was only one power socket for two seats. The seats were fine, you could sleep in them without any problems. Reservation of the seats was very easy and uncomplicated online, you choose the desired seat and get it. Toilets were clean that day.

Overview: Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$67 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf cover the 149 miles (240 km) long route taking on average 2 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $20 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $67 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf trains

Travel to Cologne Hbf from Karlsruhe Hbf from $20 (€17) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Karlsruhe Hbf and Cologne Hbf. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 4 min
  • Cheapest Price: $20
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 3 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf

FAQs: Travel by train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf 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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf can start from as little as $20 (€17) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf is $67 (€58); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf train travel time is 2 h 4 min   for the 149 mile (240 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 7: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 7: 00 PM.
There are 3 trains a day from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cologne Hbf from Karlsruhe Hbf to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 00 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf, which is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf is September.
You have options as you can travel from Karlsruhe Hbf to Cologne Hbf 2 different ways: train or bus.

Trains departing from Karlsruhe Hbf

Distance from Karlsruhe Hbf to city center
Distance from Karlsruhe Hbf to city center
1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
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.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
At this station we offer you free wifi. It allows you to go online with your smartphone or laptop, edit e-mails and much more. You can find information about the various wifi offers at our stations here.
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
If you want to take a load off your hands, you can put your luggage in a locker at this station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
DB Information counters are the place to go for information about your rail journey, and they serve as a meeting point for travellers and station visitors. If you have any questions about your trip or the town/city where the station is located, staff at the counter have the answers you need. If a station does not have a counter, our service staff are only too happy to help you with any query you might have.
Accessibility
Accessibility
The following equipment features serve to ensure barrier-free accessibility to the station. Available are: Gleis 1: step-free access platform height >= 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 2: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 3: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 4: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 5: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 6: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 7: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 8: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 9: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 10: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 11: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 12: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 13: step-free access passenger information display public address system tactile platform access stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 14: step-free access passenger information display public address system tactile platform access stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 101: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 102: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance

Trains arriving to Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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