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Dresden to Cologne by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 25m
  • Distance
    474 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 50m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Dresden to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Dresden to Cologne take around 7 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 474 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dresden and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Dresden to Cologne?

Direct trains from Dresden to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 21 direct trains on the route from Dresden to Cologne every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Dresden to Cologne train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Dresden around 05:10 and the last train is around 21:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dresden around 07:09, and the last at 21:07.

When to book Dresden to Cologne 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 Dresden to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dresden and Cologne?

Intercity is the train company that operates on the route from Dresden to Cologne.

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.