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Duration 6h 17m
Distance 611.3 km
Average price 140€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Besançon and Cologne takes 6h 17m and the fastest train takes 5h 25m. There is at least one train per day from Besançon 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.


  1. Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv
  2. Mannheim Hbf
  3. Cologne
6h 10m
95€ - 194€

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No, there is no direct train from Besançon to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Besancon Viotte and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Besançon and Cologne is 415 km. The road distance is 611.3 km.

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Besançon to Cologne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Besancon-Franche Comte Tgv station.

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Besançon to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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There are 1937+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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