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

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DUB - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Sued

74€ - 306€

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Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  4h 49m

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

21€ - 250€

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUB - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

68€ - 293€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU) DUB - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf

69€ - 233€

Car ferry, train  •  14h 47m

  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 Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice

286€ - 914€

Car ferry, train, bus  •  24h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice

187€ - 330€

Bus and ferry  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport

41€ - 69€

Car ferry, drive  •  26h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Universität zu Köln

154€ - 205€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Universität zu Köln is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Universität zu Köln is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Universität zu Köln is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Universität zu Köln is to bus and ferry which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 25h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Universität zu Köln is to fly which costs 20€ - 250€ and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Dublin and Universität zu Köln is 937 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Universität zu Köln without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 14h 47m and costs 280€ - 950€.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Dublin to Universität zu Köln, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Universität zu Köln is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 1:46 AM in Dublin and 2:46 AM in Universität zu Köln.

Swiss, Aer Lingus, KLM and Eurowings offer flights from Dublin Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 1517+ hotels available in Universität zu Köln. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Universität zu Köln.
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  • Distance: 936.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Universität zu Köln, Germany?

Ryanair and Eurowings fly from Dublin to Universität zu Köln 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Universität zu Köln via London Victoria, London, Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport, Koeln/Bonn Flughafen, Koeln Hbf, and Koeln Sued in around 25h 32m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 260€
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
10€ - 120€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Dublin to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 460€
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 3100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Sued
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham New Street Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
RegioJet
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€

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