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Duration 18h 20m
Distance 754.8 km
Average price 560€
Frequency Weekly

Trip overview

The train between Chamonix and Cologne takes 18h 20m. The train runs, on average, once a week from Chamonix 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. St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
  2. Lille Europe
  3. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Cologne
12h 52m
274€ - 875€

Chamonix to Cologne train times

Trains run once a week between Chamonix and Cologne. The service departs Chamonix at 14:55 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cologne at 08:15. All services require a transfer, and take on average 18h 20m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arriving at Koeln Hbf via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 52m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Cologne is 557 km. The road distance is 754.8 km.

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Chamonix to Cologne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet station.

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

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