There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Croatia by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split  •  4 h 55 min

  1. CGN - SPU

$100 - $671

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 23 min

  1. N261

$72 - $126

10 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb  •  4 h 55 min

  1. CGN - ZAG

$82 - $378

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Split  •  5 h 30 min

  1. DUS - SPU

$114 - $515

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rijeka  •  5 h

  1. CGN - RJK

$215 - $831

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 23 min

  1. FRA - ZAG

$120 - $356

Train, bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ice

$161 - $244

Train via München Hbf  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Ice
  2. M / ...
  3. Ec / ...
  4. Ec / ...

$189 - $283

Train  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Ec
  2. Ec / ...

$176 - $260

Bus Autoherc  •  18 h 28 min

$82 - $176

Train, drive  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Ice
  2. M / ...

$190 - $279

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. 675.4 miles

$140 - $210

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Croatia?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Split 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Zagreb via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, and Villach Hbf in around 15 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rijeka via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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 Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Wels Hbf to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Croatia is 953 km. The road distance is 1081 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to bus which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 85€ - 600€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Cologne to Croatia, including transfers.