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Trains Leipzig to Cologne: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much do train tickets from Leipzig to Cologne cost?

When you're traveling from Leipzig to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 84.99. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 17.56, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Leipzig to Cologne by train

Best price $ 20.97
Journey duration 5 h 38 min
Connections per day 233
First departure 02:35
Last departure 00:38
Distance 236.7 mi
Departure Leipzig
Arrival Cologne
Carriers Bahn, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB, Saveatrain

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$ 17.56
Maximum price
$ 220.16

Leipzig - Cologne


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$ 32.69

Monday, August 1st 2022
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Leipzig Hbf (tief) - Köln Hbf
3:53pm - 10:05pm
Deutsche Bahn
6h 12min
2 changes
CO2: 1.09kg
By Bus

$ 62.09

Monday, August 1st 2022
Leipzig Hbf - Leverkusen Bf Mitte
12:25am - 7:50am
7h 25min
CO2: 13.41kg

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

The distance between Leipzig and Cologne is around 236.7 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 h 37 min. However, the fastest routes between Leipzig and Cologne take 4 h 16 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.

When do departures from Leipzig to Cologne leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Leipzig to Cologne, which usually leaves at 04:27. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 00:38. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Leipzig to Cologne route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Leipzig from the following stations: Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig central train station (FlixTrain) and Leipzig Hbf (tief). Arriving at Cologne, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln Hbf, Cologne central station (train), Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Süd and Köln West. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Cologne.

How many journeys from Leipzig to Cologne take place each day?

On average, there are 247 daily departures from Leipzig to Cologne. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 291 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Bahn, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB and Saveatrain, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 7 departures from Leipzig which travel directly to Cologne. There are 240 journeys with one change or more.


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