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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Trier by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 26m

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

$35 - $45

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Rideshare  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Trier 116 miles

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 13m

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

$26 - $36

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Trier 115 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Trier is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Trier is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 52m.

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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 2h 26m.

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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 2h 26m and costs 33€ - 38€.

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The train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf takes 2h 26m 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 2h 26m and costs 33€ - 38€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 13m.

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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 1h 52m to drive from Cologne to Trier.

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  • Distance: 82.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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 2h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Trier 4 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.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
3h 5m
Frequency
4 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
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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