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Duration 7h 4m
Distance 620.8 km
Average price 110€
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Passau and Cologne takes 7h 4m and the fastest train takes 5h 39m. The train service runs several times per day from Passau 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 Frankfurt am Main

  1. Passau Hbf
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Cologne
5h 17m
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107€ - 189€

Passau to Cologne train times

Trains run every four hours between Passau and Cologne. The service departs Passau at 17:34 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cologne at 00:24. All services require a transfer at FRANKFURT(MAIN)HBF and take an average of 7h 4m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Passau to Cologne? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Passau Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Passau and Cologne is 535 km. The road distance is 620.8 km.

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Passau to Cologne train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Passau Hbf station.

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Passau to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Passau and Cologne?

You can take a train from Passau to Cologne via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 17m.
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Passau Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Passau Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€

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 Passau Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€

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 Passau Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Passau Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

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