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Cologne to Malmo by train

  • First train
    05:09
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 4m
  • Distance
    656 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cologne to Malmo by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Malmo take around 10 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 656 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Malmo.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Malmo?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Cologne to Malmo 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 29 departures.

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

The Cologne to Malmo train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Malmo is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 05:09 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:09, and the last at 21:11.

When to book Cologne to Malmo 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 Malmo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Malmo?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regionalzug
  • X2000

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

Malmo 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.