There are 8 ways to get from Leverkusen to Cologne by train, tram, bus, taxi, car, rideshare, towncar or foot

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...

$4 - $16

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Rideshare  •  34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leverkusen to Cologne 12.3 miles

$2

6 alternative options

Line 12 tram  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 12 tram from Köln, Merkenich to Köln, Zülpicher Platz 12

$3

Line 250 bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 250 bus from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie to Köln, Heumarkt 250

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leverkusen to Cologne 8.7 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Leverkusen to Cologne 8.7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  16 min

  1. Take an Uber from Leverkusen to Cologne 8.7 miles

Walk  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Walk from Leverkusen to Cologne 8.5 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie and arriving at Köln, Heumarkt. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Leverkusen and Cologne is 11 km. The road distance is 14 km.

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The best way to get from Leverkusen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs .

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The train from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Leverkusen to Cologne bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, depart from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie station.

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Leverkusen to Cologne train services, operated by S-Bahn Köln, depart from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf station.

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The best way to get from Leverkusen to Cologne is to train which takes 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 250 bus, which costs and takes 33 min.

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Leverkusen to Cologne bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, arrive at Köln, Heumarkt station.

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Leverkusen to Cologne train services, operated by S-Bahn Köln, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Leverkusen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 6.9 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Leverkusen, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

S-Bahn Köln operates a train from Leverkusen to Cologne every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 19 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Wiedenhoff Reisen operates a bus from Leverkusen to Cologne hourly, and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
avv.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Leverkusen, Manfort Schlebusch Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Leverkusen Mitte to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
KVB
Phone
01806 504030
Email
mietservicebus@kvb-koeln.de
Website
kvb-koeln.de
Tram from Köln, Merkenich to Köln, Zülpicher Platz
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
kvb-koeln.de
Bus operators
Wiedenhoff Reisen
Phone
0212/813081
Email
info@wiedenhoff.com
Website
wiedenhoff.com
Bus from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie to Köln, Heumarkt
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
wiedenhoff.com
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 Leverkusen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Cologne
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Leverkusen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Signup at
uber.com
Taxi from Leverkusen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de
Cologne Taxi
Phone
+49 221/88884455
Website
cologne-taxi.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Leverkusen to Cologne is 14 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Leverkusen to Cologne.

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

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