There are 8 ways to get from Cologne to Wrocław by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Wroclaw (WRO) CGN - WRO

$91 - $308

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Rideshare  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Wroclaw 518.1 miles

$46

6 alternative options

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Wroclaw (WRO) DUS - WRO

$57 - $161

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Wroclaw (WRO) FRA - WRO

$104 - $375

Train  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Wroclaw Glowny, Dworzec autobusowy, Sucha 1-11

$163 - $232

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath to Wrocław, Wrocław DA N20

$47 - $82

Bus Mądeltrans Eurolines  •  15 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Wrocław

$61 - $88

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Wrocław 517.8 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Wrocław. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Wroclaw Glowny, Dworzec autobusowy, Sucha 1-11 via Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Wrocław is 705 km. The road distance is 828.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Wrocław without a car is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Cologne to Wrocław, including transfers.

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Cologne to Wrocław train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Wrocław is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Wroclaw Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Cologne to Wrocław train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Wroclaw Glowny, Dworzec autobusowy, Sucha 1-11 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Wrocław is 829 km. It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to drive from Cologne to Wrocław.

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Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Wroclaw Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Wrocław.
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  • Distance: 440.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Wrocław, Poland?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Wrocław hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Wrocław via Berlin Hbf (tief) and Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) in around 9 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Wroclaw via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Wroclaw via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Wroclaw via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Wroclaw via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Frankfurt to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Wroclaw via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Wroclaw via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Dusseldorf to Wroclaw via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Wroclaw Glowny, Dworzec autobusowy, Sucha 1-11
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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