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There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Regensburg by train, bus, night train, 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 via Frankfurt am Main  •  5h 4m

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

91€ - 135€

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Bus via Bonn  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Regensburg

29€ - 47€

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Train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Regensburg Hbf Ice / ...

90€ - 140€

Bus  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Regensburg, Regensburg central station N261 / ...

31€ - 59€

Night train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Köln Hbf to Regensburg Hbf Nj

90€ - 130€

Rideshare  •  6h

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Regensburg 316.1 miles

29€

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Regensburg 315.8 miles

55€ - 85€

Fly Cologne Bonn to Munich, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC
  2. Take the train from Freising to Regensburg Hbf

65€ - 229€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Munich, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Munich (MUC) DUS - MUC
  3. Take the train from Freising to Regensburg Hbf

86€ - 209€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nuremberg (NUE) DUS - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Regensburg Hbf

79€ - 252€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Nuremberg (NUE) FRA - NUE
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Regensburg Hbf

130€ - 246€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Munich, train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  3. Take the train from Freising to Regensburg Hbf

117€ - 273€

Train to Dortmund, fly to Munich, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Munich (MUC) DTM - MUC
  3. Take the train from Freising to Regensburg Hbf

89€ - 251€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Regensburg is to rideshare which costs 29€ and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Regensburg is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Regensburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 31m.

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The distance between Cologne and Regensburg is 426 km. The road distance is 505.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Regensburg without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 5h 4m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Cologne to Regensburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Regensburg is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 5h 4m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 8h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Regensburg.
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  • Distance: 266 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Regensburg via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 5h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Regensburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost 25€ - 45€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 3900€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1500€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 3900€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freising to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
17€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
National Express Rail
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 South, Airport to Regensburg, Regensburg central station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
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 Regensburg
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Regensburg is 505 km. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from Cologne to Regensburg.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Regensburg. Prices start at 52€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 15€.

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