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Bordeaux to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:47
  • Last train
    22:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 29m
  • Distance
    881 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    12hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bordeaux to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Bordeaux to Cologne take around 6 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 881 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bordeaux and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Bordeaux to Cologne?

Journeys between Bordeaux and Cologne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Bordeaux to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Bordeaux to Cologne?

The Bordeaux to Cologne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bordeaux to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Bordeaux around 05:47 and the last train is around 20:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bordeaux around 06:08, and the last at 22:04.

When to book Bordeaux to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bordeaux to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bordeaux and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bordeaux to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.