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There are 8 ways to get from Copenhagen to Cologne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) CPH - CGN

$43 - $198

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$63 - $231

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Frankfurt (FRA) CPH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$107 - $315

Train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$76 - $202

Bus, train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$106 - $165

Night train, train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$89 - $222

Drive, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$92 - $227

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Cologne 550.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Cologne is to fly which costs 270 kr - 1300 kr and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Cologne is to fly which costs 270 kr - 1300 kr and takes 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Köln Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Cologne is 646 km. The road distance is 880.5 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 9 h 14 min and costs 490 kr - 1400 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Copenhagen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Cologne train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 270 kr - 1300 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 490 kr - 1400 kr and takes 9 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 403.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Cologne, Germany?

Ryanair, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Cologne 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Cologne via Hamburg Hbf in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Cologne is 880 km. It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to drive from Copenhagen to Cologne.

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Ryanair, Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 958+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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