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

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

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Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to Würzburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$87 - $134

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Rideshare  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bamberg to Cologne 258.8 miles

$21 - $35

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Drive, train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bamberg to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$82 - $128

Bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bamberg, Bamberg train to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 068

$22 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bamberg to Cologne 259.5 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) NUE - CGN

$99 - $271

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS

$47 - $269

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$123 - $272

Train to Munich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MUC - CGN

$126 - $315

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bamberg to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS

$131 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bamberg to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bamberg to Cologne is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bamberg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Bamberg and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Würzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Bamberg and Cologne is 303 km. The road distance is 415.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bamberg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Bamberg to Cologne, including transfers.

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Bamberg to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bamberg station.

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The best way to get from Bamberg to Cologne is to train which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nuremberg Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Bamberg to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bamberg to Cologne is 415 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Bamberg to Cologne.

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Ryanair, Cairo Aviation, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Nuremberg Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bamberg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 189.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Bamberg to Cologne via Würzburg Hbf in around 3 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bamberg to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 Bamberg to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bamberg, Bamberg train to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bamberg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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