Cologne

Getting there

You can get to Cologne from Berlin, Brussels and Munich. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:14 AU$ 55
From Amsterdam 02:38 AU$ 115
From Frankfurt 00:55 AU$ 33
From Berlin 04:22 AU$ 46
From Brussels 01:47 AU$ 30
From Munich 04:25 AU$ 46
From Zurich 05:03 AU$ 77
From Prague 11:35 AU$ 77
From Vienna 09:13 AU$ 304
From Basel 03:52 AU$ 116
From Salzburg 07:42 AU$ 239
From Lucerne 05:09 AU$ 52
From Copenhagen 11:28 AU$ 46
From Stuttgart 02:14 AU$ 139
From Hamburg 03:49 AU$ 156
From Dusseldorf 00:22 AU$ 16
From Dresden 07:44 AU$ 46
From Nuremberg 03:30 AU$ 194
From Heidelberg 02:37 AU$ 129
From Freiburg 03:08 AU$ 156
From Hanover 02:38 AU$ 127
From Mannheim 01:29 AU$ 143
From Bonn 00:20 AU$ 24
From Karlsruhe 02:04 AU$ 156
From Bremen 03:02 AU$ 123
From Aachen 00:35 AU$ 28
From Linz 10:50 AU$ 156
From Utrecht 02:10 AU$ 77
From Wolfsburg 03:13 AU$ 142
From Ulm 03:14 AU$ 165
From Braunschweig 03:55 AU$ 132
From Konstanz 06:33 AU$ 212
From Flensburg(de) 06:20 AU$ 46
From Passau 06:41 AU$ 220
From Kolding 09:04 AU$ 77
From Poznan 09:44 AU$ 154
From Leipzig 06:05 AU$ 183
From Regensburg 05:35 AU$ 161
From Odense 09:46 AU$ 46
From Hamburg Harburg 03:49 AU$ 156
From Augsburg 04:02 AU$ 219
From Offenburg 02:59 AU$ 33
From Kiel 05:08 AU$ 175
From Kassel 03:31 AU$ 116
From Baden Baden 02:21 AU$ 127
From Koblenz 00:52 AU$ 41
From Essen 00:49 AU$ 16
From Bad Honnef 00:49 AU$ 14
From Kall 00:53 AU$ 27
From Monchengladbach 00:54 AU$ 24
From Bochum 01:00 AU$ 44
From Gelsenkirchen 00:57 AU$ 42
From Andernach 00:46 AU$ 30
From Oberhausen 00:45 AU$ 66
From Neuss 00:21 AU$ 13
From Opladen 00:16 AU$ 6
From Wuppertal 00:28 AU$ 22
From Duisburg 00:37 AU$ 16
From Hagen 00:45 AU$ 46
From Krefeld 00:43 AU$ 39
From Liege 01:01 AU$ 30
From Wiesbaden 01:04 AU$ 107
From Bielefeld 01:47 AU$ 91
From Cochem 01:44 AU$ 68
From Osnabruck 02:09 AU$ 91
From Siegburg 00:14 AU$ 33
From Wurzburg 02:35 AU$ 172
From Trier 02:26 AU$ 69
From Muenster 01:40 AU$ 77
From Arnhem 01:35 AU$ 58
From Hamm Westf 01:15 AU$ 55
From Dortmund 01:06 AU$ 49
From Wesel 01:17 AU$ 44
From Mainz 01:21 AU$ 83
From Bingen 01:30 AU$ 74
From Siegen 01:26 AU$ 39
From Giessen 02:55 AU$ 41

Getting around

From Cologne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Opladen 00:17 AU$ 6
To Bonn 00:29 AU$ 24
To Siegburg 00:32 AU$ 33
To Bad Honnef 00:47 AU$ 14
To Dusseldorf 00:51 AU$ 28
To Wuppertal 01:04 AU$ 36
To Neuss 01:08 AU$ 13
To Kall 01:09 AU$ 27
To Krefeld 01:29 AU$ 54
To Aachen 01:31 AU$ 35
To Duisburg 01:36 AU$ 38
To Koblenz 01:40 AU$ 41
To Essen 01:48 AU$ 41
To Monchengladbach 01:52 AU$ 24
To Wesel 01:52 AU$ 58
To Oberhausen 02:01 AU$ 80
To Bochum 02:06 AU$ 44
To Hagen 02:11 AU$ 46
To Gelsenkirchen 02:15 AU$ 42
To Iserlohn 02:18 AU$ 54
To Mainz 02:35 AU$ 83
To Dortmund 02:36 AU$ 63
To Hamm Westf 02:54 AU$ 69
To Mannheim 02:57 AU$ 143
To Liege 03:04 AU$ 47
To Bingen 03:05 AU$ 74
To Frankfurt 03:11 AU$ 126
To Muenster 03:13 AU$ 63
To Heidelberg 03:14 AU$ 143
To Eindhoven 03:15 AU$ 124
To Siegen 03:24 AU$ 54
To Offenburg 03:25 AU$ 33
To Osnabruck 03:28 AU$ 91
To Wiesbaden 03:29 AU$ 93
To Baden Baden 03:54 AU$ 142
To Bremen 04:08 AU$ 137
To Cochem 04:14 AU$ 54
To Brussels 04:16 AU$ 52
To Braunschweig 04:23 AU$ 132
To Utrecht 04:33 AU$ 77
To Hamburg 04:42 AU$ 181
To Bielefeld 04:48 AU$ 91
To Stuttgart 04:50 AU$ 139
To Karlsruhe 04:51 AU$ 156
To Wurzburg 04:56 AU$ 172
To Amsterdam 05:00 AU$ 98
To Hanover 05:04 AU$ 142
To Paderborn 05:05 AU$ 88
To Giessen 05:42 AU$ 167
To Wolfsburg 05:43 AU$ 156
To Nuremberg 05:53 AU$ 194
To Saarbrucken 06:08 AU$ 197
To Freiburg 06:09 AU$ 156
To Kiel 06:27 AU$ 175
To Konstanz 06:33 AU$ 212
To Berlin 06:38 AU$ 293
To Hamburg Harburg 06:39 AU$ 167
To Kassel 06:48 AU$ 131
To Augsburg 06:59 AU$ 219
To Regensburg 07:00 AU$ 175
To Basel 07:01 AU$ 225
To Trier 07:07 AU$ 65
To Venlo 07:31 AU$ 137
To Munich 07:32 AU$ 238
To Paris 07:57 AU$ 205
To Salzburg 08:01 AU$ 253
To Passau 08:04 AU$ 220
To Lucerne 08:19 AU$ 98
To Flensburg(de) 08:25 AU$ 77
To Leipzig 08:31 AU$ 291
To Zurich 08:34 AU$ 46
To Dresden 10:05 AU$ 252
To Landeck 10:09 AU$ 360
To Kolding 10:09 AU$ 46
To Poznan 11:02 AU$ 154
To Prague 11:30 AU$ 353
To Odense 11:55 AU$ 224
To Vienna 12:03 AU$ 283
To Copenhagen 12:26 AU$ 172
To Warsaw 13:47 AU$ 175
To Milan 21:16 AU$ 378

Cologne city guide

Cologne, enjoy every minute of this amazing German city!

It’s hard to miss the soaring twin towers of Cologne’s landmark Gothic cathedral. But to see what really makes this German city tick, pick a cosy inn on the River Rhine, order a glass of Kölsch beer and enjoy a chat with the friendly locals.

Fourteen museums are to be visited in this fourth biggest city of Germany , including the Farina Fragrance museum birthplace of the famous Eau-de Cologne. No wonder that one needs a refreshment after so many visits. Cologne is known as the German town with countless bars and restaurants.

Severely destroyed during World War II, Cologne still shows some historical buildings next to many reconstructed sites. It also offers many standards of modern architecture, including many bridges and skyscrapers.

With its famous Carnival in November(one of Europe’s biggest street festivals), and its taste for music, medias and technology, Cologne shows countless facets of its lively charm.

Cologne station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Cologne.


Koeln Deutz

Address: Ottoplatz 2 50679 Cologne

Koeln Hbf

Address: Breslauer Platz 4 50668 Cologne



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Customer reviews

"Australian couple trip Europe"

  Terrence f. 
We had another good rail journey on 1st class select country pass. Travelled for 2 weeks from Berlin, through Hamburg, Amsterdam, Cologne to Frankfurt. At this time of year you really don't need to book (last 2 weeks of October) . We did on the first leg but then realised there was plenty of space and we could save ourselves that booking fee. All the legs were great - of course the ICE trains are the best for comfort. I was surprised there wasn't network coverage. Only one of our sections had this. And this was the only section with power points for charging phones/laptops. Since canal boat season had just ended, we took the scenic train route from Cologne to Mainz. For this, make sure you are booking the train via Koblenz and Bingen then you will get the full value of journeying down the Rhein (as opposed the the intercity line which cuts north away from the river). Superb! Beautiful scenery and the train is right by the Rhein for most of the journey. This is a must do train trip. We used the phone app a lot - if you are into apps then get this one for Rail Europe . We could look up train times so easily. Highly recommended and good job on this people!  

"Beats flying "

  John h.  31/10/2013
Was a great way to get to Cologne from Paris, very fast, comfortable and great value.