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Duration 2h 36m
Distance 181.4 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Paderborn and Cologne takes 2h 36m and the fastest train takes 1h 59m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Paderborn 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 via Hamm

  1. Paderborn Hbf
  2. Hamm(Westf)Hbf
  3. Cologne
2h 1m
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6€ - 119€

Paderborn to Cologne train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Paderborn and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 10:10 in the morning, and the last departure from Paderborn is at 21:16 which arrives into Cologne at 00:12. All services require a transfer at HAMM(WESTF)HBF and take an average of 2h 36m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paderborn Hbf and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Paderborn and Cologne is 153 km. The road distance is 181.4 km.

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Paderborn to Cologne train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, depart from Paderborn Hbf station.

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

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You can take a train from Paderborn to Cologne via Hamm and Hamm(Westf)Hbf in around 2h 1m.
Train operators
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Hamm to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Hamm to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 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 Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€

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 Paderborn Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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