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

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$75 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kassel to Cologne 151.8 miles

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Köln Hbf Ic

$70 - $105

Bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe to Dortmund 023 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund ZOB to Köln ZOB

$38 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Kassel to Cologne 152.6 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a train from Kassel to Cologne via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 3 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kassel to Cologne via Dortmund and Dortmund ZOB in around 5 h 6 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund ZOB to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kassel to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kassel and Cologne is 183 km. The road distance is 244 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kassel to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Kassel to Cologne is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

No, there is no direct train from Kassel to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kassel Hbf and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kassel to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe and arriving at Köln ZOB via Dortmund ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Kassel to Cologne, including transfers.