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Cologne to Kiel by train
Fastest journey5hr 10m
Trains per day37
Avg. journey time6hr 53m
Travelling from Cologne to Kiel by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Kiel take around 5 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 432 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Kiel.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Kiel?
Journeys between Cologne and Kiel usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Cologne to Kiel 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 46 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Kiel?
The Cologne to Kiel train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Kiel train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Kiel is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:09 and the last train is around 21:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 07:09, and the last at 23:17.
What's the Cologne to Kiel train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Kiel are $29.25.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $40 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $73. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cologne to Kiel 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 Kiel by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Kiel?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Kiel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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