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Duration 5h 42m
Distance 395 km
Average price 258€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Dover and Cologne takes 5h 42m and the fastest train takes 4h 25m. There is at least one train per day from Dover 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. Ashford International Eurostar
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Cologne
5h 54m
136€ - 495€

Dover to Cologne train times

Trains run once daily between Dover and Cologne. The service departs Dover at 06:48 in the morning, which arrives into Cologne at 12:15. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h 42m. 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.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Ashford International Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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The distance between Dover and Cologne is 395 km.

Dover to Cologne train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford International Eurostar station.

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

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 8:51 AM in Dover and 9:51 AM in Cologne.

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

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