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There are 9 ways to get from Bamberg to Cologne by car, train, 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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Drive, train  •  3h 14m

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

$72 - $108

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Rideshare  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bamberg to Cologne 258.8 miles

$20 - $35

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Train  •  4h 6m

  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 - $128

Bus  •  5h 49m

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

$37 - $54

Drive  •  3h 41m

  1. Drive from Bamberg to Cologne 259.5 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 9m

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

$99 - $247

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4h 27m

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

$59 - $240

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 11m

  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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$118 - $244

Train to Munich, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 20m

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

$112 - $300

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Bamberg to Cologne is to drive and train which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 3h 14m.

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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 4h 6m.

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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 4h 6m and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m 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 4h 6m and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 5h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Nuremberg Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m 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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Map of how to get from Bamberg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 189.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

You can take a train from Bamberg to Cologne via Würzburg Hbf in around 4h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bamberg to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne Bonn via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
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.

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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
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $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
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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TUIfly, Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Nuremberg Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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