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Duration 5h 10m
Distance 467.5 km
Average price 120€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Donaueschingen and Cologne takes 5h 10m and the fastest train takes 4h 25m. The train service runs several times per day from Donaueschingen 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

  1. Donaueschingen
  2. Karlsruhe Hbf
  3. Cologne
5h 1m
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81€ - 163€

Donaueschingen to Cologne train times

Trains run every three hours between Donaueschingen and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 08:40 in the morning, and the last departure from Donaueschingen is at 20:40 which arrives into Cologne at 06:05. All services require a transfer at Karlsruhe Hbf and take an average of 5h 10m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Donaueschingen and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Donaueschingen and Cologne is 350 km. The road distance is 467.5 km.

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Donaueschingen to Cologne train services, operated by DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, depart from Donaueschingen station.

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

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What companies run services between Donaueschingen and Cologne?

You can take a train from Donaueschingen to Cologne via Karlsruhe Hbf in around 5h 1m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

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 Donaueschingen to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donaueschingen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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