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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    23:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 57m
  • Distance
    487 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne take around 5 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 487 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne?

Journeys between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Cologne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Garmisch-Partenkirchen 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 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne?

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Garmisch-Partenkirchen around 05:00 and the last train is around 23:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Garmisch-Partenkirchen around 06:07, and the last at 23:07.

When to book Garmisch-Partenkirchen 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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Cologne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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.