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.
This is the last train of the day.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
1 h 48 m
2 h 28 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||102 miles (164 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||£14 (€16)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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:
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.
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.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need