The cheapest trains from Cologne to Lausanne

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£49

Average

£84

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 Lausanne will cost around £ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 49.

Cheapest
23:53Cologne Hbf8h47 08:40Lausanne, gare
2 changes
£491One-way
2nd Cheapest
18:53Cologne Hbf11h23 06:16Lausanne, gare
4 changes
£551One-way
18:53Cologne Hbf13h23 08:16Lausanne, gare
6 changes
£561One-way
23:53Cologne Hbf8h58 08:51Lausanne, gare
3 changes
£561One-way
03:49Cologne Hbf8h27 12:16Lausanne, gare
4 changes
£601One-way

Timetable Cologne to Lausanne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 25 Oct
03:49Cologne Hbf8h38 12:27Lausanne, gare
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03:49Cologne Hbf8h27 12:16Lausanne, gare
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04:14Cologne Hbf7h13 11:27Lausanne, gare
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04:14Cologne Hbf7h02 11:16Lausanne, gare
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05:48Cologne Hbf6h28 12:16Lausanne, gare
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05:48Cologne Hbf6h39 12:27Lausanne, gare
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05:53Cologne Hbf7h34 13:27Lausanne, gare
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05:53Cologne Hbf7h44 13:37Lausanne, gare
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06:53Cologne Hbf7h23 14:16Lausanne, gare
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06:53Cologne Hbf7h36 14:29Lausanne, gare
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06:54Cologne Hbf6h34 13:28Lausanne, gare
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06:54Cologne Hbf6h22 13:16Lausanne, gare
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h15 13:27Lausanne, gare
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h33 13:45Lausanne, gare
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h42 13:54Lausanne, gare
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07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h25 13:37Lausanne, gare
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07:53Cologne Hbf7h45 15:38Lausanne, gare
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07:53Cologne Hbf7h34 15:27Lausanne, gare
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07:55Cologne Hbf6h34 14:29Lausanne, gare
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07:55Cologne Hbf6h21 14:16Lausanne, gare
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08:53Cologne Hbf7h23 16:16Lausanne, gare
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08:53Cologne Hbf7h33 16:26Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h46 15:40Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf7h32 16:26Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf7h22 16:16Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h33 15:27Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h57 15:51Lausanne, gare
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08:54Cologne Hbf6h44 15:38Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Hbf7h59 17:16Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h23 15:40Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h21 15:38Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h34 15:51Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h10 15:27Lausanne, gare
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09:17Cologne Hbf8h09 17:26Lausanne, gare
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09:53Cologne Hbf7h46 17:39Lausanne, gare
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09:53Cologne Hbf7h34 17:27Lausanne, gare
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09:55Cologne Hbf6h31 16:26Lausanne, gare
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09:55Cologne Hbf6h21 16:16Lausanne, gare
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10:53Cologne Hbf7h34 18:27Lausanne, gare
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10:53Cologne Hbf7h23 18:16Lausanne, gare
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10:54Cologne Hbf6h32 17:26Lausanne, gare
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10:54Cologne Hbf6h22 17:16Lausanne, gare
0 changes
11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h23 17:39Lausanne, gare
0 changes
11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h36 17:52Lausanne, gare
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11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h11 17:27Lausanne, gare
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11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h24 17:40Lausanne, gare
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11:17Cologne Hbf8h10 19:27Lausanne, gare
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11:17Cologne Hbf8h19 19:36Lausanne, gare
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11:55Cologne Hbf7h45 19:40Lausanne, gare
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11:55Cologne Hbf6h32 18:27Lausanne, gare
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11:55Cologne Hbf6h21 18:16Lausanne, gare
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11:55Cologne Hbf7h54 19:49Lausanne, gare
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12:53Cologne Hbf7h34 20:27Lausanne, gare
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12:53Cologne Hbf7h23 20:16Lausanne, gare
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h42 19:36Lausanne, gare
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h55 19:49Lausanne, gare
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h33 19:27Lausanne, gare
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12:54Cologne Hbf6h46 19:40Lausanne, gare
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13:53Cologne Hbf7h34 21:27Lausanne, gare
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13:53Cologne Hbf7h44 21:37Lausanne, gare
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13:55Cologne Hbf6h21 20:16Lausanne, gare
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13:55Cologne Hbf6h32 20:27Lausanne, gare
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14:53Cologne Hbf7h23 22:16Lausanne, gare
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14:53Cologne Hbf7h32 22:25Lausanne, gare
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14:54Cologne Hbf6h43 21:37Lausanne, gare
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14:54Cologne Hbf6h55 21:49Lausanne, gare
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14:54Cologne Hbf6h46 21:40Lausanne, gare
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14:54Cologne Hbf6h33 21:27Lausanne, gare
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15:15Cologne Messe/Deutz6h34 21:49Lausanne, gare
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15:15Cologne Messe/Deutz6h22 21:37Lausanne, gare
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15:15Cologne Messe/Deutz6h12 21:27Lausanne, gare
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15:15Cologne Messe/Deutz6h25 21:40Lausanne, gare
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15:17Cologne Hbf7h59 23:16Lausanne, gare
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15:17Cologne Hbf8h08 23:25Lausanne, gare
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15:53Cologne Hbf8h35 00:28Lausanne, gare
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15:53Cologne Hbf8h24 00:17Lausanne, gare
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15:55Cologne Hbf6h30 22:25Lausanne, gare
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15:55Cologne Hbf6h21 22:16Lausanne, gare
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16:54Cologne Hbf6h22 23:16Lausanne, gare
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16:54Cologne Hbf6h31 23:25Lausanne, gare
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17:11Cologne Messe/Deutz6h44 23:55Lausanne, gare
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17:11Cologne Messe/Deutz6h34 23:45Lausanne, gare
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17:55Cologne Hbf6h33 00:28Lausanne, gare
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17:55Cologne Hbf6h22 00:17Lausanne, gare
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18:53Cologne Hbf11h35 06:28Lausanne, gare
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18:53Cologne Hbf11h23 06:16Lausanne, gare
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18:53Cologne Hbf13h23 08:16Lausanne, gare
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19:55Cologne Hbf11h55 07:50Lausanne, gare
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19:55Cologne Hbf11h45 07:40Lausanne, gare
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19:55Cologne Hbf10h21 06:16Lausanne, gare
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19:55Cologne Hbf10h33 06:28Lausanne, gare
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20:54Cologne Hbf11h35 08:29Lausanne, gare
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20:54Cologne Hbf11h22 08:16Lausanne, gare
0 changes
23:53Cologne Hbf8h47 08:40Lausanne, gare
0 changes
23:53Cologne Hbf8h58 08:51Lausanne, gare
0 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
24 Oct
£55Deutsche Bahn
£66Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£49Deutsche Bahn
£71Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£71Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
29 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
30 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£88Flixbus

The fastest trains from Cologne to Lausanne

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 10 m

Average

7 h 29 m

Trains per day

95

Distance

492 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Lausanne without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:17Cologne Messe/Deutz6h10 15:27Lausanne, gare
4 changes
£1081One-way
2nd Fastest
11:16Cologne Messe/Deutz6h11 17:27Lausanne, gare
4 changes
£781One-way
15:15Cologne Messe/Deutz6h12 21:27Lausanne, gare
4 changes
£781One-way
07:12Cologne Messe/Deutz6h15 13:27Lausanne, gare
3 changes
£931One-way
13:55Cologne Hbf6h21 20:16Lausanne, gare
2 changes
£1081One-way

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Train Information between Cologne and Lausanne

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Lausanne cover the 304 miles (491 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lausanne.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Cologne – Lausanne

You can travel by train from Cologne to Lausanne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 304 miles (491 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Cologne to Lausanne. Check the DB train timetable for your trip between Cologne and Lausanne on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Lausanne you can pay as low as £26.

Deutsche Bahn is the main operator of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, toilets are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Lausanne
Travel by train to Lausanne 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 Lausanne.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Lausanne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lausanne, Switzerland?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Lausanne as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lausanne, Switzerland to Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Lausanne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Lausanne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Lausanne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Lausanne closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains to Lausanne from Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Lausanne from Cologne for as low as £26  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cologne to Lausanne cost on average?
The Cologne to Lausanne train ticket price is on average £36  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Lausanne by train?
The Cologne to Lausanne train distance is approximately 304 miles (491 km).
What is the average Cologne to Lausanne train duration?
On average the Cologne to Lausanne train time is 6 h 22 min  covering the 304 miles (491 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Lausanne do I depart from? Which Lausanne train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Lausanne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lausanne, Lausanne, Closelet and Lausanne, Grattapaille.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Lausanne.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Lausanne located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Lausanne most often arrive at Lausanne and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies go from Cologne to Lausanne?
For the best Cologne to Lausanne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Cologne to Lausanne to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there from Cologne to Lausanne?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Lausanne is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Lausanne?
You can take the first train from Cologne to Lausanne at 04: 54   or take the last train from Cologne to Lausanne leaving at 21: 53. Look for the latest Cologne Lausanne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Cologne to Lausanne for the best deals?
You can find a train between Cologne and Lausanne to cost on average £36 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Lausanne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Lausanne
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 Lausanne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19