Duration 4h 43m
Distance 451.3 km
Average price 109€
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Bayreuth takes 4h 43m and the fastest train takes 4h 14m. There is a train service every few hours from Cologne to Bayreuth. 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. Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Bayreuth
4h 21m
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78€ - 130€

Cologne to Bayreuth train times

Trains run every two hours between Cologne and Bayreuth. The earliest departure is at 07:44 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 19:30 which arrives into Bayreuth at 01:25. All services require a transfer at NUERNBERG HBF and take an average of 4h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Bayreuth. However, there are services departing from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Bayreuth Hbf via Nuernberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Cologne and Bayreuth is 346 km. The road distance is 451.3 km.

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Cologne to Bayreuth train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Cologne to Bayreuth train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Bayreuth Hbf station.

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