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Duration 7h 51m
Distance 633 km
Average price 313€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Birmingham and Cologne takes 7h 51m and the fastest train takes 5h 45m. The train service runs several times per day from Birmingham 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. Birmingham New Street
  2. London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Cologne
7h 35m
178€ - 641€

Birmingham to Cologne train times

Trains run twice daily between Birmingham and Cologne. The service departs Birmingham at 13:30 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cologne at 20:15. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 51m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Koeln Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Cologne is 633 km.

Birmingham to Cologne train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 3:52 PM in Birmingham and 4:52 PM in Cologne.

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

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