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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Celle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Celle Ic / ...

57€ - 96€

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Bus, train via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Hanover 073 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Celle Ic / ...

24€ - 60€

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Celle Ic / ...

34€ - 75€

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Celle 206.3 miles

35€ - 55€

Fly Cologne Bonn to Hamburg, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Celle

45€ - 185€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Celle

56€ - 185€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hannover  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hannover (HAJ) DUS - HAJ

76€ - 293€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Celle is to bus and train via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Leverkusen Mitte Bf which costs 24€ - 60€ and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Celle is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Celle. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Celle via Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Cologne and Celle is 286 km. The road distance is 330.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Celle without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs 55€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from Cologne to Celle, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Cologne to Celle train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Celle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Celle is 330 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Cologne to Celle.

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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Celle, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Celle via Hannover Hbf in around 3h 34m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 430€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hannover via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Celle
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Celle
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Celle
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Celle
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
17€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
eurolines.de
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 Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Eurowings offers flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 132+ hotels available in Celle. Prices start at 50€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 15€.

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