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

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Train, drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Vaduz

$139 - $212

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Bus  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bregenz N77

$66 - $101

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Train via Basel SBB  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Sargans 3 / ...

$163 - $272

Train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Feldkirch Ic

$124 - $177

Car train, train  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the car train from Köln to St. Anton am Arlberg Ski Train
  2. Take the train from St. Anton am Arlberg to Feldkirch Rj / ...

$136 - $165

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Vaduz 390.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Cologne Bonn to Zurich, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Buchs SG

$101 - $277

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, train, line 11 bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf
  4. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Feldkirch
  5. Take the line 11 bus from Feldkirch, Bahnhof to Vaduz, Städtle

$137 - $482

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Buchs SG

$102 - $259

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) FRA - FDH
  3. Take the train from Lindau Hbf to Feldkirch

$154 - $407

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Buchs SG

$151 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Vaduz is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Vaduz is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Vaduz. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Sevelen via Basel SBB and Sargans. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Vaduz is 462 km. The road distance is 625.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Vaduz without a car is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Cologne to Vaduz, including transfers.

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Cologne to Vaduz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Vaduz is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs 140€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cologne to Vaduz train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Sargans station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Vaduz.
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  • Distance: 288.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Vaduz, Liechtenstein?

You can take a train from Cologne to Vaduz via Basel SBB and Sargans in around 7 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Vaduz via Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station, Bregenz, Feldkirch, and Feldkirch, Bahnhof in around 12 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $230
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 Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lindau Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
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
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Sargans
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Buchs SG
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln to St. Anton am Arlberg
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
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 St. Anton am Arlberg to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Feldkirch, Bahnhof to Vaduz, Städtle
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Vaduz is 625 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Cologne to Vaduz.

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

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There are 441+ hotels available in Vaduz. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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