There are 13 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Freiburg ICE International

$153 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Titisee-Neustadt, Titisee Badeparadies N14

$76 - $111

11 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

$153 - $228

Train #2  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Triberg Ic

$169 - $225

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Black Forest 292.8 miles

$60 - $90

Train, drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Drive from Heidelberg Hbf to Black Forest

$103 - $154

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart, train, taxi  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf 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

$168 - $316

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  6 h 48 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)

$184 - $392

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6 h 46 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)

$209 - $583

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5 h 45 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

$209 - $409

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, bus, train  •  6 h 4 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 bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Freiburg
  4. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Neustadt(Schwarzw)

$179 - $421

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel, bus, train, taxi  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  3. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Freiburg
  4. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Neustadt(Schwarzw)
  5. Take a taxi from Neustadt(Schwarzw) to Black Forest

$123 - $328

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  7 h 29 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)

$176 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Black Forest is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Black Forest is to train and drive which costs 85€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Cologne to Black Forest, including transfers.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Black Forest once a week. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Black Forest via Heidelberg and Titisee-Neustadt, Titisee Badeparadies in around 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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 Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
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 and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 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 Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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 25 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Triberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 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 Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Rottweil
Ave. Duration
53 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
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Neustadt(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Titisee-Neustadt, Titisee Badeparadies
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Marbach Ost (Villingen-Schwenningen) to Black Forest
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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