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There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Kreiensen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf to Göttingen ZOB

Train via Hamm

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamm
  2. Take the train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
  3. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Kreiensen

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Köln Hbf to Löhne, Remarqueplatz/Bhf
  2. Take the train from Löhne, Remarqueplatz/Bhf to Nordstemmen Bahnhof
  3. Take the train from Nordstemmen to Kreiensen

Drive

  1. Drive from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Hannover, train

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ)
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Kreiensen

Fly Cologne Bonn to Hamburg, train

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM)
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Kreiensen

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Kreiensen

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Göttingen
  4. Take the train from Göttingen to Bad Gandersheim
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The cost-effective way to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim is to bus, which costs €25 - €45 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Bad Gandersheim via Hannover Hbf and Kreiensen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Cologne and Bad Gandersheim is 238 km. The road distance is 332.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs €110 - €200.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim, including transfers.

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Cologne to Bad Gandersheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim is to train which takes 5h and costs €110 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €45 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cologne to Bad Gandersheim train services, operated by metronom, arrive at Kreiensen station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim.
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  • Distance: 237.7 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Bad Gandersheim, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim via Hannover Hbf and Kreiensen in around 5h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf to Göttingen ZOB 5 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €450
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 Köln Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Kreiensen
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamm
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamm to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Cologne central station to Hamm
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Frankfurt to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Kreiensen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Nordstemmen to Kreiensen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
National Express Rail
Night train from Köln Hbf to Löhne, Remarqueplatz/Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
34 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 Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamm(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Eurobahn
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Kreiensen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
nordwestbahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Löhne, Remarqueplatz/Bhf to Nordstemmen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
HVV
Start
Website
startgmbh.com
Train from Loehne(Westf) to Nordstemmen
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Start
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(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 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 Göttingen to Bad Gandersheim
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf to Göttingen ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Bad Gandersheim is 332 km. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Cologne to Bad Gandersheim.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Bad Gandersheim. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €6.

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