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.
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3 h 26 m
7 h 29 m
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Leiden without changing at least once.
|Average train duration||4 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||£20 (€23)|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Cologne to Leiden cover the 135 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £20, but the average price of train tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leiden Centraal.
For as little as £20 you can travel by train between Cologne and Leiden 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 Leiden train.
Train information from Cologne to Leiden with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 28/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Leiden from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.
Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Fully open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 08/08/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Leiden.
When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Leiden, your train can arrive in train stations including Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf to Leiden Centraal.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leiden Centraal, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.
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