Potsdam to Cologne by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 53m
  • Distance
    451 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Potsdam to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Potsdam to Cologne take around 5 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 451 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Potsdam and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Potsdam to Cologne?

Direct trains from Potsdam to Cologne have been found.

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

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

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

The Potsdam to Cologne train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Potsdam around 00:21 and the last train is around 00:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Potsdam around 00:20, and the last at 00:50.

When to book Potsdam 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 Potsdam to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Potsdam and Cologne?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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.