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Train Information from Malmö to Cologne

distanceDistance407 miles (656 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price$84 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Malmö to Cologne cover the 407 miles (656 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $74 (€60), but the average price of train tickets is $84 (€67). Travelers depart most frequently from Malmö Centralstation and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains between Malmö and Cologne

Find the best trains from Malmö to Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $74 (€60). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 407 miles (656 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Malmö and Cologne. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Malmö to Cologne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Malmö to Cologne you can pay as low as $74 (€60).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes 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.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Malmö to Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Malmö 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 Malmö to Cologne.
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Malmö and Cologne?

Travel between Malmö, Sweden and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Malmö to Cologne before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Malmö, Sweden from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Malmö, Sweden from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Malmö from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Malmö, Sweden?

The government of Sweden has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Malmö from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap trains to Cologne from Malmö cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Malmö to Cologne for as low as $74 (€60)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Malmö and Cologne?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Malmö to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $84 (€67)  one way.
How many miles is it from Malmö to Cologne by train?
The train distance from Malmö to Cologne is around 407 miles (656 km).
How many hours is the train time from Malmö to Cologne?
While the time it takes to travel 407 miles (656 km) between Malmö and Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Malmö to Cologne train journey time is on average 10 h 37 min.
When traveling by train from Malmö to Cologne, which train station in Malmö do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

Some of the Malmö train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Malmö Centralstation, Malmö Hyllie station and Malmö Triangeln station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Malmö Centralstation   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Malmö Centralstation and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Malmö to Cologne?
Take the Malmö to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Cologne from Malmö as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Malmö to Cologne a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Malmö to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Malmö to Cologne? What time is the last train from Malmö to Cologne?
You can take the first train from Malmö to Cologne at 5: 13 AM. The last train from Malmö to Cologne that you can take departs at 9: 33 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Malmö to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I purchase the Malmö to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy the Malmö to Cologne train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $84 (€67). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Cologne from Malmö. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Malmö Central
Malmö Triangeln station