There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Göttingen by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...

$89 - $127

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Göttingen 183.3 miles

$16 - $26

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ic
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Göttingen Ice / ...

$80 - $115

Bus via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Göttingen 064 / ...

$17 - $29

Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath to Göttingen 035

$20 - $32

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Göttingen 182.4 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$117 - $250

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Göttingen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Göttingen twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cologne to Göttingen?

The distance between Cologne and Göttingen is 218 km. The road distance is 292 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Göttingen?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Göttingen is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Göttingen?

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Göttingen is to drive which takes 2 h 42 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Cologne and Göttingen?

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Göttingen. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Göttingen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cologne and Göttingen?

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Göttingen. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Göttingen via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Göttingen?

It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Cologne to Göttingen, including transfers.