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

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

German Railways (DB) operates a train from Trier to Cologne 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Trier to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln Süd
Avg. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Avg. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Avg. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Avg. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trier, Trier train to Metropolitan Area Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Trier to Cologne
Avg. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Trier to Cologne?

The distance between Trier and Cologne is 132 km. The road distance is 186 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Trier to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2 h 23 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Trier to Cologne is to drive which takes 1 h 53 min and costs 24€.

Is there a direct train between Trier and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Trier Hbf and arriving at Köln Süd. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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

The train from Trier Hbf to Köln Süd takes 2 h 19 min including transfers and departs every four hours.