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There are 5 ways to get from Bonn to Cologne by train, tram, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Koeln Sued Re / ...

5€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bonn to Cologne 30 km

2€

3 alternative options

Line 16 tram  •  47 min

  1. Take the line 16 tram from Bonn Hbf to Köln Eifelstr. 16

2€

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bonn to Cologne 28 km

55€ - 70€

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Bonn to Cologne 28 km

3€ - 5€

Bonn to Cologne by trains

The train journey time between Bonn and Cologne is around 23 min and covers a distance of around 29 km. The fastest train normally takes 17 min. Operated by National Express, TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Bonn to Cologne train service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Koeln Sued. Typically 629 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23 min
Fastest train time:
17 min
Trains per week:
629
Cheapest price:
5€
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:33
Last train departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bonn to Cologne train schedules

Bonn → Cologne
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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bonn to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 2€ and takes 42 min.

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The fastest way to get from Bonn to Cologne is to train. Taking this option will cost 5€ - 50€ and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Koeln Sued. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Bonn and Cologne is 24 km. The road distance is 28 km.

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The best way to get from Bonn to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs 5€ - 50€.

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The train from Bonn Hbf to Koeln Sued takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Bonn to Cologne train services, operated by National Express, depart from Bonn Hbf station.

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Bonn to Cologne train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Koeln Sued station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bonn to Cologne is 28 km. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Bonn to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 24.4 km
  • Duration: 21 min

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

National Express operates a train from Bonn Hbf to Koeln Sued every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 21 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Koeln Sued
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
National Express Rail
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Koeln Sued
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn-Beuel to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn-Beuel to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bonn to Cologne
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bonn to Cologne
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Taxi Gross
Phone
+49 2641/912191
Website
taxi-gross.de
Are-taxi GmbH
Phone
+49 2641/2333
Website
are-taxi.de
TaxiCologne
Phone
+49 172 5225454
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Zentrale Köln
Phone
+49 162 4164152
Website
cologne-cab.com
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de

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