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

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

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Split (SPU) CGN - SPU

$104 - $671

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Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zagreb N261

$69 - $142

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

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zagreb (ZAG) CGN - ZAG

$86 - $378

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

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Split (SPU) DUS - SPU

$103 - $517

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

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zagreb (ZAG) FRA - ZAG

$120 - $356

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pula  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Pula (PUY) CGN - PUY

$120 - $443

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rijeka  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Rijeka (RJK) CGN - RJK

$219 - $831

Train via München Hackerbrücke  •  13 h

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor

$175 - $253

Train  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec / ...

$177 - $260

Bus Crnja Tours  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb

$92 - $141

Train, drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Zagreb

$201 - $299

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Zagreb 675.4 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to bus which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 19 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to fly which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Croatia is 953 km. The road distance is 1080.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Croatia without a car is to train which takes 13 h and costs 150€ - 220€.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Croatia is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 85€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 220€ and takes 13 h, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 17 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Split Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Croatia is 1081 km. It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to drive from Cologne to Croatia.

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Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Split Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 595.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor, and Autobusni kolodvor in around 13 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Split via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 38 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pula via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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 Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Pula
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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 20 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 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
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

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 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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zagreb Autobusni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 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
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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 Düsseldorf to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $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
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Autoherc
Website
autoherc.getbybus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
autoherc.getbybus.com
Book at
autoherc.getbybus.com

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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 13€ - 16€.

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