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Bristol to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:29
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 43m
  • Distance
    665 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bristol to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Cologne take around 6 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 665 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Cologne?

Journeys between Bristol and Cologne usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Bristol to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 47 departures.

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

The Bristol to Cologne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 04:45 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 05:30, and the last at 22:40.

When to book Bristol to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Bristol to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Cologne?

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

  • Eurostar
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London Underground
  • Thalys
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Cologne to Bristol by train

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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.