When travelling on such short distances, you can take into account also busses and carpooling options: with some luck you will find very cheap options, even if you book on short notice.
What are the departure and arrival stations in Cologne and Nuremberg?
The trains to Nuremberg will leave from Köln West, Köln Süd, Heumarkt, Köln or Köln Hbf and will arrive at Nürnberg Ost or Nürnberg Hbf.
How many train connections exist to go from Cologne to Nuremberg per day?
If you want to travel from Cologne to Nuremberg by train, there are 319 available connections per day. The main part of these connections, that is to say 310 routes, include one or many changes and the rest, that is to say 9 routes, are direct lines. Thus, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Nuremberg at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer. Despite that, please take a ticket for a direct line if you do not want any change
How long will it take you from Cologne to Nuremberg by train and when do the trains leave?
With the fastest connections you will be in Nuremberg in 4 hours and 51 minutes, but on average it takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. The first train headed to Nuremberg is at 19:09, while the last one leaves Cologne at 19:09.