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There are 10 ways to get from Alicante to Cologne by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ALC - CGN

$73 - $422

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Fly Alicante to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ALC - DUS

$93 - $295

Train to Valencia, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) VLC - CGN

$103 - $544

Fly Alicante to Brussels, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Brussels (BRU) ALC - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$111 - $365

Fly Alicante to Eindhoven, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Eindhoven (EIN) ALC - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf

$80 - $288

Train  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Em / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$404 - $490

Drive, train  •  19 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$416 - $522

Bus, train  •  30 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Luxembourg
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf Re

$150

Bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Köln

$100 - $190

Drive  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cologne 1168.6 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cologne is to bus and train which costs 131€ and takes 30 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cologne is to fly which costs 60€ - 370€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Köln. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 32 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 17 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Cologne is 1516 km. The road distance is 1869.7 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 17 h 17 min and costs 350€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Alicante to Cologne, including transfers.

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

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Alicante to Cologne train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Cologne is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 60€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 350€ - 430€ and takes 17 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 160€ and takes 32 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 947.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Cologne, Germany?

Ryanair flies from Alicante to Cologne 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Cologne via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 17 h 17 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Valencia to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Valencia to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Valencia to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Monchengladbach Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$147
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Alicante to Köln
Ave. Duration
32 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
eurolines.de
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Cologne-Main Station
Ave. Duration
3 days 8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Alicante to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Alicante to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Cologne is 1870 km. It takes approximately 17 h 48 min to drive from Alicante to Cologne.

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Ryanair offers flights from Alicante Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport.

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There are 979+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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