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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Luxembourg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf Re12
  2. Take the train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re

$42 - $47

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Rideshare  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Luxemburg City 128.9 miles

$11 - $21

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Train, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf Re12
  2. Take the bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo 118

$41 - $50

Bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Liege
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station 831

$49 - $71

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Luxembourg 127.6 miles

$26 - $40

Train, fly  •  2h 53m

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

$100 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 19€ and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Luxembourg station. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station via LIEGE Opéra and Liège. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Luxembourg. However, there are services departing from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd and arriving at Luxembourg, Gare Centrale via Trier, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Cologne and Luxembourg is 158 km. The road distance is 204.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg without a car is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs 36€ - 42€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Cologne to Luxembourg, including transfers.

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Cologne to Luxembourg bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln station.

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Cologne to Luxembourg train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs 36€ - 42€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 5h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Luxembourg.
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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Luxembourg?

You can take a train from Cologne to Luxembourg via Trier Hbf and Trier, Hauptbahnhof in around 3h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Luxembourg via Liege, LIEGE Opéra, LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai B, and Liège in around 5h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Mobiliteit
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Liege
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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 Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Luxemburg City
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Cologne to Luxembourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station.

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Cologne to Luxembourg train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), arrive at Luxembourg, Gare Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Luxembourg is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Cologne to Luxembourg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Luxembourg. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Luxembourg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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