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Reading to Cologne by train
Fastest journey5hr 49m
Trains per day46
Avg. journey time9hr 3m
Travelling from Reading to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Reading to Cologne take around 5 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 556 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Cologne?
Journeys between Reading and Cologne usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Reading to Cologne 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 44 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Cologne?
The Reading to Cologne train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 05:56 and the last train is around 00:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 00:20.
When to book Reading to Cologne train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Reading to Cologne by train.
Which train companies operate between Reading and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- London Underground
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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