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Paderborn to Cologne by train

  • First train
    07:38
  • Last train
    20:54
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 23m
  • Distance
    150 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paderborn to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Paderborn to Cologne take around 2 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paderborn and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Paderborn to Cologne?

Direct trains from Paderborn to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 4 direct trains on the route from Paderborn to Cologne every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Paderborn to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Paderborn around 07:38 and the last train is around 20:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paderborn around 10:10, and the last at 20:54.

When to book Paderborn 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 Paderborn to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paderborn and Cologne?

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

  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express

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

Cologne to Paderborn 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.