There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Trier by train, tram, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf Re12

$35 - $45

Cheapest option

Line 16 tram, train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 16 tram from Köln, Poststr. to Bonn Hbf 16 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bonn to Trier, Hauptbahnhof Re

$6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Trier, Trier train 236

$26 - $36

Rideshare  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Trier 116 miles

$9 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Trier 115 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd and arriving at Trier Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Trier is 132 km. The road distance is 184 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Trier without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs .

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The train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Cologne to Trier train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Trier is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Cologne to Trier train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Trier Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Trier is 184 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Cologne to Trier.

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There are 384+ hotels available in Trier. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Trier. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Trier.
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  • Distance: 82.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

Bahn DE operates a train from Cologne to Trier twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Trier 6 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
KVB
Phone
01806 504030
Email
mietservicebus@kvb-koeln.de
Website
kvb-koeln.de
Tram from Köln, Poststr. to Bonn Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
kvb-koeln.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Trier, Trier train
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Trier
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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