A step-by-step travel guide Take the night train from Malmö to Cologne

Taking the night train from Malmö to Cologne is a great and comfortable choice. It's a 1 day train journey, taking you quickly to your destination, arriving well rested.

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Good to know when traveling from Malmö to Cologne

Trip Planner

The Trip Planner. The page with the yellow background. This is where you build your trip by adding, removing or changing order of destinations. Make your trip as comfortable and affordable as possible by browsing departures and prices.

How do I choose a class?

Default will always be the 2nd Class price. We've tried making the Trip Planner as simple as possible, and have therefore chosen to put the choice of class in the next after. For more information about classes, read: First and second class.

Is one of your trips super long?

If you feel that a trip is way too long, then there's a hack for you. Example: Hamburg to Milan takes 11h 16min. The train from Hamburg departs at 10:24 and arrives in Milan at 21:40. You click on the trip Hamburg to Milan to see that there's a transfer in Basel at 16:56, almost perfectly half way through the trip. To split the trip, simply remove Milan, add Basel after Hamburg and then add Milan again after Basel. This trick only works if Milan is your final destination. We're working on a better solution.

Why are you showing a link to buy a certain ticket somewhere else?

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to sell all train tickets in the world, even if we'd very much like to. With that in mind, we decided it'd be a nice service to show you where you can buy that particular ticket separately, instead of not showing anything at all. You're welcome :)

First and second class

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed on All Aboard.

Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
  • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
  • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.

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