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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Stadtroda Re / ...

€56 - €211

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Train, bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Montabaur Ice
  2. Take the bus from Montabaur to Jena bus station
  3. Take the bus from Jena, Busbahnhof to Schleiz, Busbahnhof 820

Train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Stadtroda Ic

€90 - €130

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Schleiz 457.1 km

€45 - €75

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Leipzig, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Leipzig (LEJ) DUS - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Neustadt(Orla)

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Leipzig, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Neustadt(Orla)

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Nuremberg, train, bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Hof, Hauptbahnhof to Schleiz, Post

Fly Cologne Bonn to Dresden, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Dresden (DRS) CGN - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Dresden, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dresden (DRS) DUS - DRS
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf

Cologne to Schleiz by train and bus

The journey time between Cologne and Schleiz is around 7h 24m and covers a distance of around 531 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 25m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Cologne to Schleiz service departs from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arrives in Schleiz, Busbahnhof. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 24m
Fastest journey time:
6h 25m
Journey distance:
531 km
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
20:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne to Schleiz train and bus schedules

Cologne → Schleiz
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Schleiz is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Schleiz is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 59m.

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The distance between Cologne and Schleiz is 344 km. The road distance is 457.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Schleiz without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 17m and costs €55 - €220.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Cologne to Schleiz, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Schleiz is 457 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Cologne to Schleiz.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Schleiz. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs €3 - €17.

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  • Distance: 344 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Schleiz, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Schleiz via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Erfurt Hbf, Stadtroda, and Stadtroda, Bahnhof in around 7h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Dusseldorf to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Montabaur
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Stadtroda
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Stadtroda
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Stadtroda
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Erfurter Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)361 74207 250
Email
kundencenter@erfurter-bahn.de
Website
erfurter-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Stadtroda
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Erfurter Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Neustadt(Orla)
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erfurter Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montabaur to Jena bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Kombus
Phone
03671 / 5251999
Email
service@kombus-online.de
Website
kombus-online.eu
Bus from Jena, Busbahnhof to Schleiz, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Kombus
Bus from Hof, Hauptbahnhof to Schleiz, Post
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Kombus

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