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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Würzburg by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train  •  2h 17m

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

$60 - $130

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Rideshare  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Würzburg 184.5 miles

$15 - $25

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h

  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 Würzburg 084 / ...

$32 - $46

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Würzburg 188.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  4h 34m

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

$81 - $273

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 41m

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

$117 - $320

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Würzburg is to train which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 2h 17m.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 17m.

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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 2h 17m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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The train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Würzburg Hbf takes 2h 17m including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 2h 17m and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 5h.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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: 2h 17m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Würzburg hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 17m. Urlaubs-Express also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Würzburg via Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 5h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Köln to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.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
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.cz
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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KLM, Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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There are 290+ hotels available in Würzburg. Prices start at $63 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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