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There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Colmar by train, bus, car 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  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Offenburg Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar Basel-SBB - Strasbourg / ...

$103 - $150

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Bus  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg N11
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Colmar 720

$26 - $43

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Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar Tgv

$99 - $148

Bus, train  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar Basel-SBB - Strasbourg / ...

$78 - $113

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Colmar 266.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4h 6m

  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 St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Colmar

$129 - $352

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  2. Take the train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Colmar

$87 - $267

Fly Cologne Bonn to Zurich, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$108 - $287

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$109 - $269

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar

$130 - $265

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Colmar is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Colmar is to train which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Colmar via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Colmar via Offenburg and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Cologne and Colmar is 319 km. The road distance is 425.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Cologne to Colmar, including transfers.

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Cologne to Colmar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Colmar is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 199.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Cologne to Colmar via Offenburg and Strasbourg in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Colmar via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie, Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen, and Strasbourg in around 8h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Colmar
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Cologne to Colmar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Colmar station.

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Cologne to Colmar train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Colmar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Colmar is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Cologne to Colmar.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 1238+ hotels available in Colmar. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 13€ - 16€.

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