There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Cologne by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) DUB - CGN

$65 - $632

Cheapest option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DUB - DUS

$63 - $299

6 alternative options

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$109 - $383

Car ferry, train  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$299 - $553

Bus and ferry, bus  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
  4. Take the bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf

$82 - $118

Car ferry, train, bus  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London to Düsseldorf 080

$138 - $223

Car ferry, drive  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  4. Drive from Calais to Cologne

$193 - $278

Drive  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Cologne 772 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cologne is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 23 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cologne is to fly which costs 55€ - 550€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Cologne is 938 km. The road distance is 1235.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Dublin to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Cologne Hbf via London, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

Eurowings, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Dublin to Cologne every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $1,000
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,600
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Shrewsbury to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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