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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Göttingen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...

$91 - $133

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Rideshare  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Göttingen 183.3 miles

$15 - $24

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$74 - $120

Bus  •  5 h 43 min

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

$16 - $28

Train, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Wuppertal, Barmen Oberbarmen Bf Rb48 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wuppertal to Göttingen 264

$28 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Göttingen 182.4 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Göttingen. However, there are services departing from Koln Messe/Deutz and arriving at Göttingen via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Göttingen is 218 km. The road distance is 291.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Göttingen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Cologne to Göttingen, including transfers.

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

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Cologne to Göttingen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Koln Messe/Deutz station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Göttingen is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Göttingen.
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  • Distance: 136.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Göttingen once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

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 Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Wuppertal, Barmen Oberbarmen Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wuppertal to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Göttingen is 292 km. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Cologne to Göttingen.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Göttingen. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Göttingen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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