There are 8 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) GVA - CGN

55€ - 180€

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Bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N496

38€ - 49€

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf

73€ - 292€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  2h 43m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn

115€ - 242€

Train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Siegburg/Bonn Ice / ...

162€ - 281€

Train via Bern  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Siegburg/Bonn Ice

161€ - 282€

Train #2  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern 15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Bonn Hbf Ec

208€ - 375€

Drive  •  6h 35m

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport 726.2 km

85€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport is to fly and train which costs SFr 120 - SFr 260 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport. However, there are services departing from Genève, Aéroport and arriving at Cologne, Cologne South, Airport via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Koeln/Bonn Flughafen via Olten, Basel Sbb and Siegburg/Bonn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Cologne Bonn Airport is 523 km. The road distance is 726.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport without a car is to train which takes 7h 57m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 3h to fly from Geneva (GVA) to Cologne Bonn (CGN), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève-Aéroport station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport is to fly which takes 3h 6m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 300 and takes 7h 57m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport.
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  • Distance: 522.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Cologne Bonn Airport, Germany?

Lufthansa, Swiss and six other airlines fly from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport via Olten, Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Siegburg/Bonn, and Koeln/Bonn Flughafen in around 7h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 950€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne Bonn via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
290€ - 950€
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Olten
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Bonn Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 290€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Cologne South, Airport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Siegburg/Bonn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport is 726 km. It takes approximately 6h 35m to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss and Eurowings offer flights from Geneva Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 1178+ hotels available in Cologne Bonn Airport. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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