There are 5 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$68 - $104

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Rideshare  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Cologne 149.2 miles

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Mainz 026 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Rb26

$34 - $52

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport 026 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 268 / ...

$22 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Cologne 148.7 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Cologne is 176 km. The road distance is 237.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Cologne is 238 km. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Cologne.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 109.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Cologne via Mannheim Hbf in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Cologne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf in around 5 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
TransRegio
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
trans-regio.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trans-regio.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Mainz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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