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There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Budapest, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Budapest (BUD) CGN - BUD
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Budapest, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Budapest, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD) FRA - BUD
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

Train to Dortmund, fly to Budapest, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Budapest (BUD) DTM - BUD
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

Fly Cologne Bonn to Vienna, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Vienna (VIE) CGN - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar

Train  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Szekesfehervar Re / ...

Bus  •  18h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Vienna Erdberg N61
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Győr bus station N91
  3. Take the bus from Győr, aut. áll. to Székesfehérvár, aut. áll

Bus, train  •  22h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Bratislava
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Gyoer Ic
  3. Take the bus from Győr, aut. áll. to Székesfehérvár, aut. áll

Drive  •  9h 57m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Székesfehérvár 1107.8 km

Cologne to Székesfehérvár by train

The train journey time between Cologne and Székesfehérvár is around 17h 44m and covers a distance of around 1344 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 54m. The fastest train normally takes 17h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Cologne to Székesfehérvár train service departs from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arrives in Szekesfehervar. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
12h 50m
Layover time:
4h 54m
Total time:
17h 44m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
17h 16m
Train distance:
1344 km
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
60 008 Ft
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
22:33
Last train departs at:
23:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne to Székesfehérvár train schedules

Germany → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Székesfehérvár is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Székesfehérvár is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Székesfehérvár is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Hungary.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár is to bus and train which costs €35 - €70 and takes 22h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €30 - €250 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Székesfehérvár. However, there are services departing from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Szekesfehervar via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Budapest-Kelenfoeld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 13m.

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The distance between Cologne and Székesfehérvár is 932 km. The road distance is 1107.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár without a car is to train which takes 13h 13m and costs €140 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár, including transfers.

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Cologne to Székesfehérvár train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Székesfehérvár is to train which takes 13h 13m and costs €140 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €90 and takes 18h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Cologne to Székesfehérvár train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Szekesfehervar station.

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  • Distance: 931.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Székesfehérvár, Hungary?

You can take a train from Cologne to Székesfehérvár via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Budapest-Kelenfoeld in around 13h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Székesfehérvár via Koeln/Bonn Flughafen, Cologne South, Vienna Erdberg, Győr bus station, and Győr, aut. áll. in around 18h 23m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
49 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
42 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 000 Ft - 5 000 Ft
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Comfort
18 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Premium
19 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
6 500 Ft - 9 000 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 400 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
1 300 Ft - 2 000 Ft
1st Class
1 900 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 300 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne South to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Győr bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 100 Ft - 3 800 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Győr bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Székesfehérvár is 1108 km. It takes approximately 9h 57m to drive from Cologne to Székesfehérvár.

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Ryanair, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs €3 - €17.

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