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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Rust by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$106 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg

$64 - $92

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Rust 008

$69 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Rust 251.4 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Rust is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Rust is to train which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Rust. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Rust via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Rust is 302 km. The road distance is 402.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rust without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Cologne to Rust, including transfers.

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Cologne to Rust bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Köln station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Rust is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 9 h 56 min.

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Cologne to Rust bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Rust is 402 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Cologne to Rust.

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  • Distance: 188.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Rust every 3 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Cologne to Rust 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 45 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.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 Karlsruhe to Rust
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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