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Cologne to Kassel by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    181 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    65
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Kassel by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Kassel take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 181 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Kassel.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Kassel?

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

We usually find around 66 departures on the route from Cologne to Kassel 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 64 departures.

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

The Cologne to Kassel train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Kassel is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:14 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:53.

When to book Cologne to Kassel 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 Cologne to Kassel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Kassel?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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

Kassel to Cologne 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.