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Train Information to Cologne from Olten

distanceDistance250 miles (404 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Olten to Cologne cover the 250 miles (404 km) long route taking on average 11 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $40 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $40 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Olten Bhf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect route between Olten and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Olten and Cologne and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Olten to Cologne by DB is 250 miles (404 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Olten and Cologne is $40 (€32).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible 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, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Olten to Cologne:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Olten to Cologne
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Olten, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel by train between Olten, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Olten restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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?

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

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

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

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

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Olten, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland 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 9/20/21. 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 Olten from Cologne here.

How much are cheap trains to Cologne from Olten?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Olten to Cologne for as low as $40 (€32)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Cologne from Olten?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $40 (€32)  for a train ticket to Cologne from Olten.
What is the distance to Cologne from Olten by train?
You should expect to travel around 250 miles (404 km)  between Olten and Cologne by train.
How long is the train from Olten to Cologne?
The train time between Olten and Cologne is on average 11 h 32 min  for the 250 miles (404 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Olten and Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Olten to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne train station from Olten do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Olten and Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Olten Bhf, Olten and Olten, Bornblick. 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 Olten Bhf   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Olten Bhf 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 providers should I travel with from Olten to Cologne?
Take the Olten to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Olten and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Cologne from Olten a day?
The average number of trains departing Olten for Cologne is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Olten to Cologne? When is the last train from Olten to Cologne?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Olten at 6: 33 PM. The last train leaves from Olten at 8: 33 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Olten to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Olten and Cologne to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Olten to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€32) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Olten and Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Olten
Cologne
Olten
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Olten Bhf
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Olten Hammer
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Olten, Gerberei
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Olten, Hammermühle
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Olten, Haslistrasse
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Olten, Nago
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Olten, Postplatz
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Olten, Trimbacherbrücke
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Olten, Usego
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