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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Auerbach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bergisch Gladbach Refrath to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Plauen, Bahnhof Mitte

Train

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Koeln Sued to Mainz Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Mainz to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
  4. Take the bus from Plauen, Busbahnhof to Auerbach, Gartenhaus

Drive

  1. Drive from Cologne to Auerbach

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Leipzig, train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  3. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dresden, train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS)
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Nuremberg, train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE)
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf

Fly Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)
  2. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Prague, bus, train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Prague (PRG)
  3. Take the bus from Prague Airport Terminal 1/2 to Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi to Auerbach(V) Unt Bf

Fly Cologne Bonn to Munich, train

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Munich (MUC)
  2. Take the train from Freising to Hof Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf

Cologne to Auerbach by train

The train journey time between Cologne and Auerbach is around 7h 19m and covers a distance of around 664 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 23m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Cologne to Auerbach train service departs from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arrives in Auerbach, unterer Bahnhof. Typically 152 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

152 Weekly Trains
7h 19m Average Duration
€98 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Cologne to Auerbach is to bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Auerbach is to drive which costs €60 - €95 and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Auerbach. However, there are services departing from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Auerbach, unterer Bahnhof via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Leipzig Hbf and Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Cologne and Auerbach is 386 km. The road distance is 545.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Auerbach without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 19m and costs €95 - €210.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Cologne to Auerbach, including transfers.

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Cologne to Auerbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Auerbach is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 19m and costs €95 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Cologne to Auerbach train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Auerbach.
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  • Distance: 386.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Auerbach, Saxony, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Auerbach via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Leipzig Hbf, and Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof in around 7h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Auerbach via Bergisch Gladbach Refrath, Bergisch Gladbach Refrath, Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof, and Plauen, Bahnhof Mitte in around 11h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €220
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€230 - €1000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Prague via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Koeln Sued to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Dresden Hbf to Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Plauen
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Hof Hbf to Plauen(Vogtl) Ob Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi to Auerbach(V) Unt Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Freising to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bergisch Gladbach Refrath to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Plauen, Bahnhof Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Mainz to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Verkehrsverbund Vogtland
Phone
+49 3744 19449
Email
mail@vvvogtland.de
Website
vogtlandauskunft.de
Bus from Plauen, Busbahnhof to Auerbach, Gartenhaus
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Verkehrsverbund Vogtland
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague Airport Terminal 1/2 to Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Auerbach is 545 km. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Cologne to Auerbach.

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