There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Luxembourg 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.

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re

$4

6 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Süd to Trier Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re

$43 - $62

Train, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Süd to Trier Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo 118

$42 - $65

Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Liège Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station 831

$26 - $42

Rideshare  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Luxemburg City 128.9 miles

$11 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Luxembourg 127.6 miles

$26 - $40

Train, fly  •  2 h 59 min

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

$101 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg is to train which costs 3€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Luxembourg is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Luxembourg is 158 km. The road distance is 204.2 km.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Luxembourg, Gare Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Luxembourg?

Luxembourg Railways (CFL) operates a train from Cologne to Luxembourg once daily. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Luxembourg via Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf, Cologne, and Liège in around 5 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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 Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Liège
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 Luxemburg City
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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