There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Black Forest by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Offenburg Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Triberg Re / ...

$175 - $234

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Offenburg Ice
  4. Take the train from Offenburg to Triberg Re / ...

$190 - $268

Bus, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Triberg Re / ...

$175 - $236

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Black Forest 292.8 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf

$230 - $491

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart, train, taxi  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  3. Take the train from Böblingen to Rottweil
  4. Take the train from Rottweil to Marbach Ost (Villingen-Schwenningen)
  5. Take a taxi from Marbach Ost (Villingen-Schwenningen) to Black Forest

$183 - $323

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel, train, taxi  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
  4. Take a taxi from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Black Forest

$188 - $406

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

$195 - $388

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR
  3. Take the train from Böblingen to Rottweil

$210 - $408

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

$222 - $586

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

$196 - $371

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Black Forest is 339 km. The road distance is 468.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Cologne to Black Forest, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Black Forest is 468 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Cologne to Black Forest.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 768+ hotels available in Black Forest. Prices start at $63 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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Map of how to get from Cologne to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 212.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Black Forest via Offenburg and Triberg in around 4 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 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 Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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 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 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
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 Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Offenburg to Triberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Rottweil
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rottweil to Marbach Ost (Villingen-Schwenningen)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Other operators
Taxi from Marbach Ost (Villingen-Schwenningen) to Black Forest
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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