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Duration 4h 42m
Distance 296.3 km
Average price 100€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bad Salzungen and Cologne takes 4h 42m and the fastest train takes 4h 1m. The train service runs several times per day from Bad Salzungen to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Eisenach
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Cologne
4h 13m
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Bad Salzungen to Cologne train times

Trains run every three hours between Bad Salzungen and Cologne. The service departs Bad Salzungen at 22:23 at night, which arrives into Cologne at 08:30. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 42m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Bad Salzungen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Bad Salzungen and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Eisenach and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Bad Salzungen and Cologne is 231 km. The road distance is 296.3 km.

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Bad Salzungen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Eisenach station.

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Bad Salzungen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Bad Salzungen and Cologne?

You can take a train from Bad Salzungen to Cologne via Eisenach and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 4h 13m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Eisenach to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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