Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bielefeld

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£19

Average

£30

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Bielefeld will cost around £ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

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21:13Cologne Hbf2h06 23:19Bielefeld Hbf
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£191One-way
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07:13Cologne Hbf2h05 09:18Bielefeld Hbf
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£191One-way
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04:49Cologne Hbf2h29 07:18Bielefeld Hbf
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£221One-way
19:13Cologne Hbf2h05 21:18Bielefeld Hbf
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£231One-way
09:13Cologne Hbf2h05 11:18Bielefeld Hbf
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£261One-way

Train schedule Cologne to Bielefeld

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00:10Cologne Hbf2h41 02:51Bielefeld Hbf
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03:49Cologne Hbf3h09 06:58Bielefeld Hbf
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03:59Cologne Hbf2h59 06:58Bielefeld Hbf
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04:49Cologne Hbf3h09 07:58Bielefeld Hbf
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04:49Cologne Hbf2h29 07:18Bielefeld Hbf
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05:25Cologne Hbf2h11 07:36Bielefeld Hbf
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06:07Cologne Hbf2h51 08:58Bielefeld Hbf
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06:48Cologne Hbf1h48 08:36Bielefeld Hbf
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06:49Cologne Hbf2h43 09:32Bielefeld Hbf
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07:07Cologne Hbf2h51 09:58Bielefeld Hbf
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07:13Cologne Hbf2h05 09:18Bielefeld Hbf
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07:21Cologne Hbf2h37 09:58Bielefeld Hbf
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07:48Cologne Hbf1h48 09:36Bielefeld Hbf
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07:49Cologne Hbf2h43 10:32Bielefeld Hbf
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08:07Cologne Hbf2h51 10:58Bielefeld Hbf
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08:21Cologne Hbf2h37 10:58Bielefeld Hbf
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08:48Cologne Hbf1h48 10:36Bielefeld Hbf
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08:49Cologne Hbf2h43 11:32Bielefeld Hbf
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09:07Cologne Hbf2h51 11:58Bielefeld Hbf
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09:13Cologne Hbf2h05 11:18Bielefeld Hbf
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09:21Cologne Hbf2h37 11:58Bielefeld Hbf
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09:48Cologne Hbf1h48 11:36Bielefeld Hbf
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09:49Cologne Hbf2h43 12:32Bielefeld Hbf
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10:07Cologne Hbf2h51 12:58Bielefeld Hbf
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10:21Cologne Hbf2h37 12:58Bielefeld Hbf
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10:48Cologne Hbf1h48 12:36Bielefeld Hbf
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10:49Cologne Hbf2h43 13:32Bielefeld Hbf
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11:07Cologne Hbf2h51 13:58Bielefeld Hbf
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11:13Cologne Hbf2h05 13:18Bielefeld Hbf
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11:21Cologne Hbf2h37 13:58Bielefeld Hbf
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11:48Cologne Hbf1h48 13:36Bielefeld Hbf
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11:49Cologne Hbf2h43 14:32Bielefeld Hbf
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12:07Cologne Hbf2h51 14:58Bielefeld Hbf
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12:21Cologne Hbf2h37 14:58Bielefeld Hbf
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12:48Cologne Hbf1h48 14:36Bielefeld Hbf
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12:49Cologne Hbf2h43 15:32Bielefeld Hbf
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13:07Cologne Hbf2h51 15:58Bielefeld Hbf
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13:13Cologne Hbf2h05 15:18Bielefeld Hbf
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13:21Cologne Hbf2h37 15:58Bielefeld Hbf
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13:48Cologne Hbf1h48 15:36Bielefeld Hbf
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13:49Cologne Hbf2h43 16:32Bielefeld Hbf
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14:07Cologne Hbf2h51 16:58Bielefeld Hbf
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14:21Cologne Hbf2h37 16:58Bielefeld Hbf
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14:48Cologne Hbf1h48 16:36Bielefeld Hbf
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14:49Cologne Hbf2h43 17:32Bielefeld Hbf
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15:07Cologne Hbf2h51 17:58Bielefeld Hbf
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15:13Cologne Hbf2h05 17:18Bielefeld Hbf
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15:21Cologne Hbf2h37 17:58Bielefeld Hbf
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15:48Cologne Hbf1h48 17:36Bielefeld Hbf
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15:49Cologne Hbf2h43 18:32Bielefeld Hbf
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16:07Cologne Hbf2h51 18:58Bielefeld Hbf
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16:21Cologne Hbf2h37 18:58Bielefeld Hbf
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16:48Cologne Hbf1h48 18:36Bielefeld Hbf
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16:49Cologne Hbf2h43 19:32Bielefeld Hbf
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17:07Cologne Hbf2h51 19:58Bielefeld Hbf
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17:13Cologne Hbf2h05 19:18Bielefeld Hbf
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17:21Cologne Hbf2h37 19:58Bielefeld Hbf
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17:48Cologne Hbf1h48 19:36Bielefeld Hbf
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17:49Cologne Hbf2h43 20:32Bielefeld Hbf
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18:07Cologne Hbf2h51 20:58Bielefeld Hbf
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18:21Cologne Hbf2h37 20:58Bielefeld Hbf
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18:48Cologne Hbf1h48 20:36Bielefeld Hbf
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18:49Cologne Hbf2h43 21:32Bielefeld Hbf
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19:07Cologne Hbf2h51 21:58Bielefeld Hbf
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19:13Cologne Hbf2h05 21:18Bielefeld Hbf
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19:21Cologne Hbf2h37 21:58Bielefeld Hbf
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19:48Cologne Hbf1h48 21:36Bielefeld Hbf
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19:49Cologne Hbf2h44 22:33Bielefeld Hbf
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20:07Cologne Hbf2h51 22:58Bielefeld Hbf
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20:21Cologne Hbf2h37 22:58Bielefeld Hbf
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20:48Cologne Hbf1h48 22:36Bielefeld Hbf
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21:07Cologne Hbf2h54 00:01Bielefeld Hbf
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21:13Cologne Hbf2h06 23:19Bielefeld Hbf
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21:21Cologne Hbf2h40 00:01Bielefeld Hbf
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22:49Cologne Hbf3h02 01:51Bielefeld Hbf
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23:15Cologne Hbf2h07 01:22Bielefeld Hbf
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Sun
22 May
£19Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£11Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
25 May
£9FlixTrain
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Fri
27 May
£9FlixTrain
£11Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cologne to Bielefeld

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 48 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

76

Distance

164 km

Of the 76 trains that leave Cologne for Bielefeld every day 41 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 164 km distance in an average of 2 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 9 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:48Cologne Hbf1h48 09:36Bielefeld Hbf
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£301One-way
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10:48Cologne Hbf1h48 12:36Bielefeld Hbf
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£351One-way
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19:48Cologne Hbf1h48 21:36Bielefeld Hbf
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£351One-way
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15:48Cologne Hbf1h48 17:36Bielefeld Hbf
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£481One-way
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12:48Cologne Hbf1h48 14:36Bielefeld Hbf
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£461One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Bielefeld

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain

Trains from Cologne to Bielefeld cover the 102 miles (164 km) long route taking on average 2 h 6 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bielefeld Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Bielefeld

For as little as £9 you can travel by train to Bielefeld from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

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 Bielefeld train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bielefeld train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 55 min
  • Average Price: £11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 15 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets to Bielefeld from Cologne and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Bielefeld

Travel by train to Bielefeld easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Bielefeld.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains to Bielefeld from Cologne cost?

You can find a cheap train from Cologne to Bielefeld for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Bielefeld?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Bielefeld train price to come in at an average of £14  one way.

What is the distance to Bielefeld from Cologne by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Bielefeld via train to be approximately 102 miles (164 km).

How long is the train journey to Bielefeld from Cologne?

While the time it takes to travel 102 miles (164 km) from Cologne to Bielefeld can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cologne to Bielefeld is on average 2 h 6 min.

What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Bielefeld?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Bielefeld you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Bielefeld include Bielefeld Hbf, Bielefeld-Senne and Bielefeld Ost.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Bielefeld Hbf.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Bielefeld?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bielefeld Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the train station to the city centre in Bielefeld.

Which train providers can take me from Cologne to Bielefeld?

For the route from Cologne to Bielefeld you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Bielefeld from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there between Cologne and Bielefeld?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cologne to Bielefeld. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Cologne to Bielefeld? When is the last train from Cologne to Bielefeld?

The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 04: 42. The last train leaves from Cologne at 22: 49. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Cologne to Bielefeld and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Cologne to Bielefeld for the best deals?

If you book a train ticket from Cologne to Bielefeld within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £14 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cologne and Bielefeld are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Bielefeld
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Bielefeld.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB