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

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Train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Offenburg Ice / ...

$87 - $126

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Bus FlixBus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg N11

$21 - $40

4 alternative options

Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...

$83 - $124

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg

$60 - $90

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Strasbourg 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$114 - $241

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg is to train which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 3h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Strasbourg. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Strasbourg. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Strasbourg via Offenburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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The distance between Cologne and Strasbourg is 267 km. The road distance is 353.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg without a car is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Cologne to Strasbourg, including transfers.

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Cologne to Strasbourg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Köln station.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg is to train which takes 3h 16m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Strasbourg.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 16m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Strasbourg, France?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Strasbourg every 3 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Strasbourg 6 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Cologne to Strasbourg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Cologne to Strasbourg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Offenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Strasbourg is 353 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Cologne to Strasbourg.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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