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There are 4 ways to get from Schwetzingen to Cologne by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...

39€ - 79€

3 alternative options

Train via Wiesbaden  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Rb26

50€ - 81€

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Schwetzingen to Cologne 157.4 miles

28€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf

108€ - 293€

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The cheapest way to get from Schwetzingen to Cologne is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Schwetzingen to Cologne is to train which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schwetzingen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Schwetzingen and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Schwetzingen and Cologne is 208 km. The road distance is 251.8 km.

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The best way to get from Schwetzingen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs 35€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Schwetzingen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Schwetzingen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Schwetzingen to Cologne is 252 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Schwetzingen to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 130 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Schwetzingen to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 1h 29m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
TransRegio
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 30€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
16€ - 30€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH

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