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Sat
Sep 18
$129Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$429Air Dolomiti
Sun
Sep 19
$179Deutsche Bahn with connection
$131Flixbus
$509Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 21
$79Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$289Air Dolomiti
Wed
Sep 22
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$65Flixbus
$429Air Dolomiti
Thu
Sep 23
$104Deutsche Bahn with connection
$106Flixbus
$429Air Dolomiti
Fri
Sep 24
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$62Flixbus
$429Air Dolomiti
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Sep 25
$129Deutsche Bahn with connection
$61Flixbus
$429Air Dolomiti
Sun
Sep 26
$141Deutsche Bahn with connection
$80Flixbus
$429Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$85Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Flixbus
$239Air Dolomiti
Tue
Sep 28
$79Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$359Air Dolomiti
Wed
Sep 29
$79Deutsche Bahn with connection
$62Flixbus
$359Air Dolomiti
Thu
Sep 30
$85Deutsche Bahn with connection
$82Flixbus
$359Air Dolomiti
Fri
Oct 1
$85Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$359Air Dolomiti
Sun
Oct 3
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Flixbus
$496tab
Mon
Oct 4
$77Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$496tab
Wed
Oct 6
$60Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56Flixbus
$199Air Dolomiti

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Train Information between Marseille and Cologne

distanceDistance531 miles (857 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$114 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys

Trains from Marseille to Cologne cover the 531 miles (857 km) long route taking on average 8 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $78 (€63), but the average price of train tickets is $114 (€91). Travelers depart most frequently from Marseille-St-Charles and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Thalys

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Marseille and Cologne with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Marseille and Cologne as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Marseille to Cologne train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Marseille and Cologne on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 531 miles (857 km) route between Marseille and Cologne with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Marseille 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 Marseille to Cologne.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Marseille and Cologne?

Travel by train between Marseille, France and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Marseille restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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?

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 9/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Marseille closer to your date of departure here

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Marseille, France from Cologne, Germany?

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

Is my return train into Marseille 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 France from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the safety rules to follow in Marseille, France?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/16/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Marseille from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap trains to Cologne from Marseille cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Marseille to Cologne to cost as little as $78 (€63)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Marseille to Cologne?
The train price to Cologne from Marseille is on average $114 (€91)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to Cologne from Marseille by train?
The distance to Cologne from Marseille by train is approximately 531 miles (857 km).
How long is a train to Cologne from Marseille on average?
The Marseille to Cologne train duration is on average 8 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 531 miles (857 km) between Marseille and Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Marseille goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from Marseille?

When taking a train from Marseille, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille Saint Ch and Marseille-Blancarde. 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 Marseille-St-Charles   to Köln Hbf.

Where is the train station in Marseille? Where is the train station in Cologne?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Marseille-St-Charles and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Cologne.

Which train companies should I travel with from Marseille to Cologne?
For the best Marseille to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV or Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cologne from Marseille to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Marseille and Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Marseille for Cologne is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Marseille to Cologne?
The first Marseille to Cologne train departs at 6: 10 AM   and the last train from Marseille to Cologne leaves at 6: 10 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Marseille to Cologne on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Cologne from Marseille for the best deals?
You can find trains to Cologne from Marseille to cost on average $114 (€91) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Marseille to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Marseille
Cologne
Marseille-St-Charles
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