There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Cologne by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BUD - CGN

$57 - $228

8 alternative options

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BUD - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$67 - $216

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Frankfurt (FRA) BUD - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$116 - $321

Fly to Dortmund, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dortmund (DTM) BUD - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf

$74 - $365

Train  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$253 - $361

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 902 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N61

$71 - $143

Bus Eurolines HU  •  22 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal 790 / ...

$71 - $121

Drive, train  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to München Ost
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$195 - $288

Drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Cologne 716.7 miles

$150 - $220

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Cologne every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Cologne via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 11 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $140
Flights from Budapest to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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 Holzwickede to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$9 - $12

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Cologne is 956 km. The road distance is 1147 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Cologne is to bus which costs 19 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 22 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 15 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft.

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Köln Hbf via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Budapest to Cologne, including transfers.