Trains from Cologne to Poznan are a great way to travel from Germany to Poland when you are visiting Europe.
Rail services between these cities are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Departures take place from the Cologne Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and trains arrive at Poznan Glowny station, which is also the primary railway station in the city.
The direct train service from Cologne to Poznan is called the EuroNight sleeper train. As you might guess, the train is an overnight service between the two cities, with continuing service to Warsaw. There are also trains that travel on this route during the day, but they require connections en route.
The journey time from Cologne to Poznan on the EuroNight sleeper train is 9 hours and 27 minutes. Trains depart Cologne station at 22:28 and arrive in Poznan at 07:55 the following day. The journey time on day trains ranges from 7 hours and 37 minutes to 7 hours and 56 minutes. These trains require one change on the way to Poland.
The cost of a train ticket to Poznan varies by a number of factors, including your departure time. Ticket prices also vary depending on whether you want to sleep in a seat (less expensive) or a couchette bed (more expensive).
Fares on the EuroNight train start at 43 euros, and fares on day trains start at 39 euros in second class and 49 euros in first class. These are Savings Fares that you can get if you book online ahead of time.
Reservations on all trains from Cologne to Poznan are required, so be sure to book a seat or couchette reservation when you purchase tickets for the train of your choice.