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There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Slovakia by plane, bus, train, car train or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Vienna, bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

54€ - 190€

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Bus  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Bratislava

51€ - 94€

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Vienna, bus  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Vienna (VIE) DUS - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

65€ - 200€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Vienna, bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vienna (VIE) FRA - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

86€ - 264€

Train to Dortmund, fly to Vienna, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Vienna (VIE) DTM - VIE
  3. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

163€ - 422€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Krakow, bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Krakow (KRK) DUS - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Poprad AS

74€ - 342€

Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

145€ - 224€

Train  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...

153€ - 220€

Bus via Bonn  •  15h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bonn to Bratislava

52€ - 92€

Car train, drive  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the car train from Köln Hbf to München Ost Uex 1385
  2. Drive from München Ost to Bratislava

105€ - 199€

Drive  •  8h 44m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Bratislava 614.5 miles

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Slovakia is to bus which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 15h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Slovakia is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Slovakia. However, there are services departing from Koln Messe/Deutz and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 59m.

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The distance between Cologne and Slovakia is 928 km. The road distance is 983.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Slovakia without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 9h 59m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from Cologne to Slovakia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Slovakia is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 9h 59m and costs 140€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus via Bonn, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 15h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Cologne to Slovakia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Slovakia.
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  • Distance: 580 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Slovakia?

You can take a train from Cologne to Bratislava via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 9h 59m. Alternatively, Turancar operates a bus from Cologne to Bratislava once a week. Tickets cost 50€ - 90€ and the journey takes 13h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 1200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 1100€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 1200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 1200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Vienna via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 1000€
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 Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140€ - 210€
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to München Ost
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
51€
Motorcycle
85€
Vehicle
93€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
RegioJet
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Poprad AS
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
LEO Express
Economy
6€ - 8€
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Schedules at
elines.cz

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Slovakia is 983 km. It takes approximately 8h 44m to drive from Cologne to Slovakia.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Vienna Airport.

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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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