Duration 2h 43m
Distance 148.9 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Wetzlar and Cologne takes 2h 43m and the fastest train takes 2h 39m. The train service runs several times per day from Wetzlar 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 Koblenz • 2h 37m

  1. Wetzlar
  2. Koblenz Hbf
  3. Cologne
2h 37m
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20€ - 83€

Wetzlar to Cologne train times

Trains run every four hours between Wetzlar and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 13:26 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Wetzlar is at 21:26 which arrives into Cologne at 01:02. All services require a transfer at KOBLENZ HBF and take an average of 2h 43m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Wetzlar to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Wetzlar and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Koblenz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 37m.

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The distance between Wetzlar and Cologne is 117 km. The road distance is 148.9 km.

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

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

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You can take a train from Wetzlar to Cologne via Koblenz Hbf in around 2h 37m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 24€

About Deutsche Bahn Regional

Train from Wetzlar to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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.

Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€

About Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Giessen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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).

Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 25€

About National Express

Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
National Express Rail

Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
TransRegio
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Köln Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
TransRegio

Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

About ÖBB EuroCity

Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at

Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€

About Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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.

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