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There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Kembs by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof 43
  2. Take the train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Kleinkems Bahnhof Rb27 / ...

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Bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Airport CGN to Basel SBB N11

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Night train, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the night train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof 30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Kleinkems Bahnhof Rb27 / ...

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Kembs 475.6 km

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

Fly Cologne Bonn to Basel  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Basel (BSL) CGN - BSL

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Fly Cologne Bonn to Zurich, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Cologne to Kembs by train

55 Weekly Trains
4h 22m Average Duration
€84 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Kembs is to bus which costs €35 - €75 and takes 10h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Kembs is to train and fly which costs €110 - €460 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Kembs. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Kleinkems Bahnhof via Freiburg Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Cologne and Kembs is 363 km. The road distance is 475.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Kembs without a car is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs €80 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Cologne to Kembs, including transfers.

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Cologne to Kembs train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Kembs is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs €80 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €75 and takes 10h 1m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €330 and takes 6h 9m.

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

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Cologne to Kembs train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Kleinkems Bahnhof station.

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  • Distance: 362.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Kembs via Freiburg Hauptbahnhof in around 4h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne Airport CGN to Basel SBB 3 times a day. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €950
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €950
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Basel via Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€310 - €750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof to Kleinkems Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Night train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night train from Koeln Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €95
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€65 - €95
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne Airport CGN to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Kembs is 476 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Cologne to Kembs.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Kembs. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €6.

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