Heilbronn to Cologne by train

  • First train
    04:35
  • Last train
    21:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 58m
  • Distance
    256 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Heilbronn to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Heilbronn to Cologne take around 2 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heilbronn and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Heilbronn to Cologne?

Journeys between Heilbronn and Cologne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Heilbronn 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 32 departures.

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

The Heilbronn to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Heilbronn around 04:35 and the last train is around 21:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heilbronn around 04:46, and the last at 21:05.

When to book Heilbronn to Cologne train tickets?

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Which train companies operate between Heilbronn and Cologne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • 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.