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Cologne to Leeds by train

  • First train
    06:44
  • Last train
    21:43
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 4m
  • Distance
    659 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    11
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Leeds by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Leeds take around 8 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 659 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Leeds.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Leeds?

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

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Cologne to Leeds 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 13 departures.

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

The Cologne to Leeds train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 06:44 and the last train is around 19:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 06:55, and the last at 21:43.

When to book Cologne to Leeds train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Leeds by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Leeds?

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

  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

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.