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Duration 3h 25m
Distance 271.9 km
Average price 51€
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leiden and Cologne takes 3h 25m and the fastest train takes 3h 13m. The train service runs several times per day from Leiden 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. Leiden Lammenschans
  2. Utrecht Centraal
  3. Cologne
3h 50m
32€ - 72€

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Leiden and Cologne is 218 km. The road distance is 271.9 km.

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Leiden to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Lammenschans station.

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Leiden to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Leiden and Cologne?

You can take a train from Leiden to Cologne via Utrecht Centraal in around 3h 50m.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€

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