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Duration 8h 26m
Distance 740.3 km
Average price 230€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Geneva and Cologne takes 8h 26m and the fastest train takes 7h 14m. The train service runs several times per day from Geneva 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. Genève
  2. Basel Sbb
  3. Cologne
7h 48m
158€ - 267€

Geneva to Cologne train times

Trains run every four hours between Geneva and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 06:12 in the morning, and the last departure from Geneva is at 20:42 which arrives into Cologne at 11:29. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 26m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Olten, Basel Sbb and Siegburg/Bonn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Geneva and Cologne is 529 km. The road distance is 740.3 km.

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Geneva to Cologne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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Geneva to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Siegburg/Bonn station.

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There are 1103+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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What companies run services between Geneva and Cologne?

You can take a train from Geneva to Cologne via Olten, Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, and Siegburg/Bonn in around 7h 48m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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