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Leeds to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:51
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 30m
  • Distance
    659 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    13hr 19m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leeds to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Leeds to Cologne take around 7 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 659 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leeds and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Leeds to Cologne?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Leeds to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

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

The Leeds to Cologne train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Leeds around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:51. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leeds around 05:05, and the last at 21:11.

When to book Leeds to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Leeds to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leeds and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Leeds to Cologne, 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
  • Thalys
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cologne to Leeds by train

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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.