|Distance||234 miles (377 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||£27 (€31)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Basel cover the 234 miles (377 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £27, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Basel from £26. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Basel train.
Cologne to Basel train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Basel and when travelling by train:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Cologne before travelling.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Basel is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 21/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Basel closer to your date of departure here.
When taking the train between Cologne and Basel, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your trip can end in train stations such as Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Basel SBB.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Basel, called Basel SBB, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city centre.
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