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There are 10 ways to get from Falkirk to Cologne by plane, train, night train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Cologne Bonn  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) EDI - CGN

50€ - 218€

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Fly Edinburgh to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) EDI - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station

59€ - 1038€

Fly Edinburgh to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 39m

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

76€ - 281€

Fly Glasgow to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 59m

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

89€ - 264€

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  7h 20m

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

93€ - 239€

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

67€ - 175€

Train  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Falkirk Grahamston to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  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

199€ - 976€

Night train, bus, train  •  18h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Falkirk Grahamston to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice

103€ - 205€

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 20m

  1. Drive from Falkirk to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Cologne

82€ - 251€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 11m

  1. Drive from Falkirk to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cologne

277€ - 340€

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The cheapest way to get from Falkirk to Cologne is to fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Falkirk to Cologne is to fly which costs £45 - £200 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Falkirk to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Falkirk Grahamston and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Edinburgh, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 22m.

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The distance between Falkirk and Cologne is 905 km.

The best way to get from Falkirk to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 11h 22m and costs £180 - £900.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Falkirk to Cologne, including transfers.

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Falkirk to Cologne train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Falkirk Grahamston station.

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The best way to get from Falkirk to Cologne is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs £45 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £900 and takes 11h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Falkirk. It is currently 10:39 PM in Falkirk and 11:39 PM in Cologne.

Map of how to get from Falkirk to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 905.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Falkirk, Scotland and Cologne, Germany?

Eurowings and Lufthansa fly from Falkirk to Cologne 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Falkirk to Cologne via Edinburgh, London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 850€
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
260€ - 650€
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Train operators
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
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 19m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Falkirk Grahamston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 18€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
6€ - 10€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
14€ - 18€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Falkirk Grahamston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 70€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
3€ - 6€
Anytime Day Single
29€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
45€ - 70€
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
55€ - 80€
Anytime Day Single
190€ - 270€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
300€ - 430€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
145€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 160€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
34€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
52€
2-bed inside cabin
95€ - 140€

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Falkirk to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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