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Train Information from Leiden to Cologne

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price$32 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Leiden to Cologne cover the 135 miles (217 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Leiden Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Leiden to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Leiden to Cologne from $23 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Leiden to Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip from Leiden to Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Leiden and Cologne is 135 miles (217 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Leiden and Cologne start at $23 (€19).

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.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket from Leiden to Cologne:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Leiden 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 Leiden to Cologne.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I'm coming from Leiden, Netherlands by train?

Travel between Leiden, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Leiden?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/24/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Leiden and Cologne before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

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

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

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Leiden, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands 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 9/22/21. 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 Leiden from Cologne here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Leiden to Cologne?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Cologne from Leiden for the next 7 days starting from $23 (€19)  one way.
How much is the train between Leiden and Cologne on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $32 (€26)  for a train ticket to Cologne from Leiden.
What is the distance from Leiden to Cologne by train?
The distance from Leiden to Cologne by train is approximately 135 miles (217 km).
How long is the train between Leiden and Cologne?
On average the Leiden to Cologne train time is 4 h 20 min  covering the 135 miles (217 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Leiden to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Leiden?

When taking the train between Leiden and Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium. Your trip can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leiden Centraal   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leiden Centraal, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 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.

What train companies offer a service from Leiden to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Leiden to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Leiden to Cologne journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there between Leiden and Cologne?
The average number of trains departing Leiden for Cologne is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Leiden to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Leiden to Cologne at 5: 52 AM   or take the last train from Leiden to Cologne leaving at 8: 30 PM. Look for the latest Leiden to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Leiden to Cologne to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Leiden to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $32 (€26) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Leiden to Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leiden
Cologne
Leiden Centraal
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Refreshments
Leiden Lammenschans
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