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

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

Recommended option

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 36 min

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

$74 - $424

Cheapest option

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Eindhoven (EIN) ALC - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf

$73 - $286

8 alternative options

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 13 min

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

$109 - $318

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$117 - $352

Fly to Weeze, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Weeze (NRN) ALC - NRN
  2. Take the train from Weeze to Krefeld Hbf
  3. Take the train from Krefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf

$80 - $238

Train  •  17 h 5 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 Hbf Tha

$428 - $515

Drive, train  •  19 h 24 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 Hbf Tha

$445 - $557

Bus, train  •  30 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$181 - $215

Bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Köln

$110 - $200

Drive  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Cologne 1168.6 miles

$240 - $360

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

Ryanair, Swiss and Eurowings fly from Alicante to Cologne twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Cologne via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 17 h 5 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Weeze
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Alicante to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Weeze to Krefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Train from Krefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Krefeld Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.de
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$280 - $420
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $190
1st Class
$200 - $280
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $80
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Liege
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$155
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 - $200
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Alicante to Cologne?

The distance between Alicante and Cologne is 1516 km. The road distance is 1870 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Cologne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Alicante to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Alicante to Cologne is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs 60€ - 350€.

Is there a direct train between Alicante and Cologne?

No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Köln Hbf via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Alicante and Cologne?

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.

How long does it take to get from Alicante to Cologne?

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Alicante to Cologne, including transfers.