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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Willingen by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Unna Bf Re7
  2. Take a taxi from Soest to Willingen

165€ - 210€

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Dortmund ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Willingen 056

30€ - 58€

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Train, bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Willingen 056

33€ - 48€

Train, bus via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Willingen 056

34€ - 50€

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Willingen 115.6 miles

21€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD

204€ - 348€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Willingen is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Willingen is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Willingen. However, there are services departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Willingen via Dortmund. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Cologne and Willingen is 123 km. The road distance is 185 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Willingen without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 59m and costs 160€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Cologne to Willingen, including transfers.

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Cologne to Willingen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln ZOB station.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Cologne to Willingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Willingen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Willingen is 185 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Cologne to Willingen.

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  • Distance: 76.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Willingen, Hesse, Germany?

You can take a bus from Cologne to Willingen via Dortmund in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Train operators
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Unna Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Dortmund to Willingen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Dortmund ZOB
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
Taxi from Soest to Willingen
Ave. Duration
52m
Estimated price
140€ - 180€

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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There are 1297+ hotels available in Willingen. Prices start at 50€ per night.

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