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Cologne to Bratislava by train

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    23:56
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 27m
  • Distance
    794 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Bratislava by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Bratislava take around 9 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 794 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Bratislava.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Bratislava?

Journeys between Cologne and Bratislava usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Cologne to Bratislava 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 22 departures.

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

The Cologne to Bratislava train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bratislava is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:15 and the last train is around 23:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:56.

When to book Cologne to Bratislava train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 Bratislava by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Bratislava?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio-Express
  • Meridian
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Regional Express
  • Regional-Express
  • RegionalExpress
  • Regionalbahn
  • Regionalzug
  • S-Bahn
  • VIAS

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.