There are 3 ways to get from Bochum to Cologne by train, rideshare or car
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
Train • 1h 17m
$26 - $40
Rideshare • 1h 14m
$5 - $8
1 alternative option
Drive • 55m
$11 - $16
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Bochum to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1h 14m.
The quickest way to get from Bochum to Cologne is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 55m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bochum Hbf and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.
The distance between Bochum and Cologne is 64 km. The road distance is 84.3 km.
The best way to get from Bochum to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs 23€ - 35€.
The train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf takes 1h 17m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Bochum to Cologne train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Bochum Hbf station.
Bochum to Cologne train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.
Yes, the driving distance between Bochum to Cologne is 84 km. It takes approximately 55m to drive from Bochum to Cologne.
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What companies run services between Bochum, Germany and Cologne, Germany?
Bahn DE operates a train from Bochum to Cologne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $27 - $32 and the journey takes 1h 17m. Deutsche Bahn also services this route hourly.
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.
Train from Bochum Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 4m
- Estimated price
- $26 - $40
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.
Rideshare from Bochum to Cologne
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 14m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $5 - $8
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