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There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Cologne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Cologne Bonn  •  4 h 45 min

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

$57 - $229

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Fly Budapest to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BUD - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$67 - $212

Fly Budapest to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Frankfurt (FRA) BUD - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$111 - $316

Fly Budapest to Dortmund, train  •  6 h 52 min

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

$70 - $351

Train to Vienna, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) VIE - CGN

$122 - $300

Train  •  11 h 48 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 / ...

$245 - $357

Train, bus  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Györ R / ...
  2. Take the bus from Györ, Győr to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N161

$76 - $127

Bus  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport 794

$91 - $139

Drive, train  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$198 - $311

Drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Cologne 716.7 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Cologne is to bus which costs 25 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft and takes 21 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Cologne is to fly which costs 16 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 4 h 45 min.

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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 48 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Cologne is 956 km. The road distance is 1146.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 11 h 48 min and costs 65 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Budapest to Cologne, including transfers.

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Budapest to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 11 h 48 min, you could also bus, which costs 25 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft and takes 21 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Budapest to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 597.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two 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 48 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Dusseldorf via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Györ, Győr to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Cologne is 1147 km. It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to drive from Budapest to Cologne.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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