There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Würzburg by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf Ice

$60 - $95

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Rideshare  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Würzburg 184.5 miles

$15 - $25

5 alternative options

Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice / ...

$70 - $107

Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Würzburg N61 / ...

$26 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Würzburg 188.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nuremberg (NUE) DUS - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf

$69 - $277

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf

$105 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Würzburg is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Würzburg is to train which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Würzburg Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Würzburg is 248 km. The road distance is 301.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Würzburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Cologne to Würzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Würzburg is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cologne to Würzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Würzburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Würzburg.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Würzburg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Würzburg twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Würzburg, Bismarckstrasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Würzburg is 301 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Cologne to Würzburg.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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There are 270+ hotels available in Würzburg. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Würzburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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