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Leipzig to Cologne by train

The journey from Leipzig to Cologne by train is 236.91 mi and takes 7 hr 50 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:35 AM and the last at 4:41 PM. It is possible to travel from Leipzig to Cologne by train for as little as $19.10 or as much as $259.77. The best price for this journey is $19.10.

Lowest Price$19.10
Journey Duration7 hr 50 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$19.10
Highest Price$259.77
First Departure12:35 AM
Last Departure4:41 PM
Distance236.91 mi
DepartureLeipzig
ArrivalCologne
CarriersFlixTrain GmbH, DB - InterCity Express (ICE)More

Leipzig to Cologne Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Leipzig to Cologne?

Prices will vary when you travel from Leipzig to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $82.32 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $19.10, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Leipzig to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $82.32 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does the journey from Leipzig to Cologne take by train?

With a distance of 236.91 mi between Leipzig and Cologne, it will usually take 7 hr 50 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 7 hr 50 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Leipzig and Cologne is around 236.91 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 7 hr 50 min. However, the fastest routes between Leipzig and Cologne take 4 hr 31 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

Which stations are used when traveling from Leipzig to Cologne?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Leipzig and Cologne. You can start your journey in Leipzig at stations such as Leipzig , Völkerschlachtdenkmal,Leipzig, Messe Bahnhof,Leipzig HBF. These connect to stations including Köln, Hbf,Koeln Messe/deutz,Cologne Bonn Airport,Köln-Mülheim in Cologne. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Leipzig to Cologne.

How many times a day do departures from Leipzig leave for Cologne?

You will be able to travel from Leipzig to Cologne using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 9 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Leipzig to Cologne using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Leipzig to Cologne each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 9 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Leipzig to Cologne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Leipzig to Cologne
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Leipzig to Cologne.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Leipzig to Cologne, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Leipzig to Cologne.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Leipzig - Cologne train tickets can be found for as low as $22.19 if you’re lucky, or $39.74 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $52.85.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by train

When travelling to Cologne by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

HLB Hessenbahn is a German railway company that operates regional passenger trains in the state of Hesse. The company was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of HLB Basis AG. HLB Hessenbahn operates on several lines in the region, including the Frankfurt-Königstein Railway, the Taunus Railway, and the Main-Lahn Railway. The company also operates the Frankfurt Airport Express, which provides direct connections between Frankfurt Airport and several cities in the region. HLB Hessenbahn is committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation services to its passengers.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Ticket types and facilities from Leipzig to Cologne

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Leipzig to Cologne.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Regional Express and National Express from Leipzig to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Leipzig to Cologne by train.
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Leipzig to Cologne CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
26.69kg
Bus
28.6kg
Flight
76.26kg
Car
61kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Leipzig to Cologne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Leipzig and Cologne are 26.69kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Leipzig and Cologne? By taking the train between Leipzig and Cologne you will save 49.57kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.91kg compared to a bus and 34.31kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Leipzig to Cologne?
A train ticket from Leipzig to Cologne is $82.32. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $19.10.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Leipzig to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Leipzig to Cologne is $19.10. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Leipzig and Cologne by train?
Leipzig to Cologne is 236.91 mi.
How long does the train between Leipzig and Cologne take?
Leipzig to Cologne is on average 7 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 31 min.
Which companies operate from Leipzig to Cologne?
The train journey from Leipzig to Cologne is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain GmbH, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Regional Express, FlixBus DACH GmbH, National Express, FlixBus, HLB Hessenbahn, FlixTrain and DB - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Leipzig to Cologne?
Leipzig to Cologne has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Leipzig to Cologne leave?
The earliest train from Leipzig to Cologne departs at 12:35 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Leipzig to Cologne depart?
The latest train from Leipzig to Cologne departs at 4:41 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Leipzig to Cologne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $19.10 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Leipzig to Cologne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Leipzig and Cologne is 4 hr 31 min.
Is there a direct train from Leipzig to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Leipzig and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Leipzig to Cologne by train?
The train journey from Leipzig to Cologne creates 26.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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