There are 10 ways to get from Interlaken 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 via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$158 - $258

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 322
  2. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$38 - $67

8 alternative options

Train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Köln Hbf Ec

$160 - $270

Train, bus  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
  3. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Köln

$121 - $196

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Cologne 398.5 miles

$80 - $130

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN

$115 - $310

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS

$122 - $343

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS

$120 - $298

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MXP - CGN

$112 - $354

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS

$125 - $313

Questions & Answers

The distance between Interlaken and Cologne is 477 km. The road distance is 638 km.

The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Cologne is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Cologne is to train and fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 310.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Interlaken, Interlaken West and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Interlaken to Cologne, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Cologne via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Cologne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main in around 11 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 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 to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
Train from Interlaken West to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Köln
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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