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Train Information from Cologne to Magdeburg

distanceDistance216 miles (349 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Magdeburg cover the 216 miles (349 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 7 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 £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Magdeburg Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Magdeburg

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Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey from Cologne to Magdeburg with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables from Cologne to Magdeburg and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Cologne to Magdeburg by DB is 216 miles (349 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Cologne and Magdeburg is £16.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible 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, while WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Magdeburg don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Magdeburg
Travel by train to Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Magdeburg from Cologne cost?
You can find a cheap train from Cologne to Magdeburg for some dates and times for as low as £16  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Magdeburg?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Magdeburg train price to come in at an average of £27  one way.
How far is it from Cologne to Magdeburg by train?
The distance between Cologne and Magdeburg by train is approximately 216 miles (349 km).
How long does it take from Cologne to Magdeburg by train?
On average the train from Cologne to Magdeburg duration is 5 h 20 min  for the 216 miles (349 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Magdeburg do I depart from? Which Magdeburg train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Magdeburg you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Magdeburg Hbf, Magdeburg-Neustadt and Magdeburg-Buckau.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Magdeburg, called Magdeburg Hbf, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cologne to Magdeburg?
For the journey from Cologne to Magdeburg you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Magdeburg from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Magdeburg from Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Magdeburg is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Magdeburg? What time is the last train from Cologne to Magdeburg?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Magdeburg, the first train leaves at 05: 13. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Magdeburg, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 59. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Magdeburg schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Magdeburg train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Magdeburg is on average £27 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Magdeburg available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Magdeburg
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 Magdeburg.
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

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