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Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 57m
  • Distance
    487 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen take around 5 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 487 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

Journeys between Cologne and Garmisch-Partenkirchen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 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 33 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

The Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:18 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:02, and the last at 23:53.

When to book Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 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 Cologne to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

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

  • Bayerische Regiobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

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.