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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden 36

$134 - $212

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Bus  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Zurich N11

$51 - $86

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Train, drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Weil am Rhein Re / ...
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Baden

$125 - $184

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Baden 344.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

$73 - $218

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 6 min

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

$141 - $345

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$74 - $200

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden

$96 - $295

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$87 - $296

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Waldshut

$141 - $495

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Baden. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Baden via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Baden is 397 km. The road distance is 551.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Baden without a car is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Cologne to Baden, including transfers.

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Cologne to Baden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Baden is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Cologne to Baden train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Baden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Baden is 552 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Cologne to Baden.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Baden.
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  • Distance: 248.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Baden, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cologne to Baden via Basel SBB in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Baden once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $230
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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 Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Weil am Rhein
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Waldshut
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There are 485+ hotels available in Baden. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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