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Duration 3h
Distance 252.9 km
Average price 50€
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Kaiserslautern and Cologne takes 3h and the fastest train takes 2h 28m. There is a train service every few hours from Kaiserslautern 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. Kaiserslautern Hbf
  2. Mannheim Hbf
  3. Cologne
2h 30m
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37€ - 137€

Kaiserslautern to Cologne train times

Trains run hourly between Kaiserslautern and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 13:34 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Kaiserslautern is at 22:30 which arrives into Cologne at 06:05. All services require a transfer at MANNHEIM HBF and take an average of 3h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Cologne is 176 km. The road distance is 252.9 km.

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Kaiserslautern to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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

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What companies run services between Kaiserslautern and Cologne?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne via Mannheim Hbf in around 2h 30m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€

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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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