There are 5 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$64 - $101

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Cologne 149.2 miles

$12 - $19

3 alternative options

Train via Bingen(Rhein) Hbf  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bingen(Rhein) Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Köln Süd Rb / ...

$52 - $79

Train TransRegio  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bingen(Rhein) Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bingen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Rb26

$54 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Cologne 148.7 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Bingen(Rhein) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Köln Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $24
1st Class
$34 - $38
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Bingen Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Bingen Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
trans-regio.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kaiserslautern to Cologne?

The distance between Kaiserslautern and Cologne is 176 km. The road distance is 238 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

Is there a direct train between Kaiserslautern and Cologne?

No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne?

It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne, including transfers.