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.
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2 h 47 m
3 h 15 m
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It's difficult to get from Paderborn to Cologne without transferring at least once.
|Distance||94 miles (152 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 56 min|
|Average train ticket price||$24 (€22)|
|Train frequency||45 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express|
Trains from Paderborn to Cologne cover the 94 miles (152 km) long route taking on average 2 h 56 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or National Express. Normally, there are 45 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $21 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Paderborn Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train between Paderborn and Cologne with National Express and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $21 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train from Paderborn to Cologne, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express from Paderborn to Cologne train information:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train from Paderborn to Cologne. 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.
Train information from Paderborn to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:
There are a few train stations in Paderborn to start your journey from including Paderborn Hbf, Paderborn-Schloss Neuhaus and Paderborn Kasseler Tor. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paderborn Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Paderborn Hbf, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paderborn. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.
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