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There are 3 ways to get from Bochum to Cologne by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...

$26 - $40

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Rideshare  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bochum to Cologne 53 miles

$5 - $8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  55m

  1. Drive from Bochum to Cologne 52.7 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Bochum to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Bochum to Cologne is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 55m.

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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.

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The distance between Bochum and Cologne is 64 km. The road distance is 84.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bochum to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs 23€ - 35€.

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The train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf takes 1h 17m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bochum to Cologne train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Bochum Hbf station.

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Bochum to Cologne train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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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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  • Distance: 39.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 17m

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.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
bahn.de
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bochum Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bochum to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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