There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$183 - $304

Cheapest option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS

$49 - $195

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Koln Hbf ICE International

$109 - $159

Bus  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Köln

$96 - $138

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Cologne 462.7 miles

$95 - $150

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 42 min

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

$111 - $337

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$120 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Cologne is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 200 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Cologne is to fly and train which costs SFr 110 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Cologne is 529 km. The road distance is 740.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Geneva to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Köln via Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Köln Hbf via Olten, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Cologne via Olten, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 7 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Cologne via Lyon - Perrache Bus station and Lyon in around 12 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR

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