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Leipzig to Cologne by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 25m
  • Distance
    381 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 13m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leipzig to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Leipzig to Cologne take around 4 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 381 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leipzig and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Leipzig to Cologne?

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

We usually find around 57 departures on the route from Leipzig 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 62 departures.

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

The Leipzig to Cologne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Leipzig around 04:22 and the last train is around 00:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leipzig around 05:11, and the last at 00:40.

When to book Leipzig 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 Leipzig to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leipzig and Cologne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

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

Cologne to Leipzig 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.