There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Strasbourg by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$80 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg N11

$21 - $40

7 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...

$84 - $125

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg

$60 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Strasbourg 220.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Dusseldorf to Stuttgart, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$100 - $241

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  2. Take the train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg

$81 - $285

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$142 - $325

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg

$106 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The distance between Cologne and Strasbourg is 267 km. The road distance is 353 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Cologne to Strasbourg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Strasbourg. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Strasbourg. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Strasbourg via Offenburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Strasbourg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. NS International also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Strasbourg once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $22
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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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