Cologne to Leiden by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 12m
  • Distance
    219 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Leiden by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Leiden take around 3 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Leiden.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Leiden?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Cologne to Leiden 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 40 departures.

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

The Cologne to Leiden train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leiden is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:10 and the last train is around 00:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:25, and the last at 00:42.

When to book Cologne to Leiden 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 Leiden by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Leiden?

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

  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

Leiden 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.