Leiden to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Leiden to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 22

Cheapest

19

Average

31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
06:23AMLeiden3h26 09:49AMCologne
0 transfers
191One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
05:47AMLeiden4h25 10:12AMCologne
0 transfers
191One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
01:53PMLeiden4h24 06:17PMCologne
0 transfers
251One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:53PMLeiden5h09 11:02PMCologne
0 transfers
271One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
04:34AMLeiden4h38 09:12AMCologne
0 transfers
301One-way

Train schedule from Leiden to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, May 22
Deutsche Bahn with connection
04:34AMLeiden4h38 09:12AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
05:47AMLeiden4h25 10:12AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
06:23AMLeiden3h26 09:49AMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
01:53PMLeiden4h24 06:17PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
05:53PMLeiden5h09 11:02PMCologne
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
06:01PMLeiden3h39 09:40PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
06:53PMLeiden3h47 10:40PMCologne
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Deutsche Bahn
06:58PMLeiden5h04 12:02AMCologne
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Fastest train times from Leiden to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 26 m

Average

4 h 19 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

218 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Leiden for Cologne every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
06:23AMLeiden3h26 09:49AMCologne
0 transfers
191One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:01PMLeiden3h39 09:40PMCologne
0 transfers
351One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:53PMLeiden3h47 10:40PMCologne
0 transfers
351One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
01:53PMLeiden4h24 06:17PMCologne
0 transfers
251One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
05:47AMLeiden4h25 10:12AMCologne
0 transfers
191One-way

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Overview: Train from Leiden to Cologne

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$21 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Leiden to Cologne cover the 135 miles (217 km) long route taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $21 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Leiden Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Leiden to Cologne trains

For as little as $21 (€19) you can travel by train between Leiden 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 Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Leiden to Cologne train.

    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

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

    Is international entry into Cologne from Leiden restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

    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 5/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Leiden to Cologne closer to your date of departure here

    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?

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 5/16/22. 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.

    Train tickets to Cologne from Leiden for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
    The Leiden to Cologne train ticket price is on average $21 (€19)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The distance between Leiden and Cologne by train is approximately 135 miles (217 km).
    The Leiden to Cologne train duration is on average 3 h 22 min, which is to be expected when traveling 135 miles (217 km) between Leiden and Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    When taking the train to Cologne from Leiden, you can choose to depart from train stations like Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium. Your journey 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.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Leiden Centraal, is located 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the city center of Leiden.

    The most popular arrival train station, Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center of Cologne.

    Take the Leiden to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Leiden and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The average number of trains departing Leiden for Cologne is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Leiden at 4: 34 AM. The last train leaves from Leiden at 9: 47 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Leiden to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you buy a train ticket from Leiden to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $21 (€19) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cologne from Leiden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Leiden
    Cologne
    Leiden Centraal is the most popular Leiden 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 Leiden for your trip to Cologne.

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