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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Cologne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LIS - CGN

49€ - 313€

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIS - DUS
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf

72€ - 271€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

60€ - 216€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Brussels (BRU) LIS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf

79€ - 186€

Bus  •  35h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Almada to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Leverkusen N1320

113€ - 146€

Bus, train  •  42h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
  2. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Luxembourg
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Koeln Hbf Re

102€ - 145€

Night train, train  •  23h 46m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf

299€ - 498€

Drive  •  20h 28m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Cologne 2215 km

250€ - 380€

Portugal → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Portugal

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Azores, Madeira in Portugal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Portugal is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cologne is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The most affordable way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to bus, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 35h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which costs 45€ - 320€ and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Cacilhas and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Almada, Paris and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Santa Apolónia and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 46m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Cologne is 1851 km. The road distance is 2215 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cologne without a car is to bus which takes 35h 50m and costs 110€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Lisbon to Cologne, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Almada station.

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Lisbon to Cologne train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Santa Apolónia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 45€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 35h 50m.

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  • Distance: 1850.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Cologne, Germany?

Ryanair, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Cologne every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Cologne via Cova Piedade, Almada, Paris, and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf in around 35h 50m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 500€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 130€
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 260€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 290€
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
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 Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Almada to Paris
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
Citi Express
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
RenEX
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
33h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Lisbon to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen station.

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 6:56 AM in Lisbon and 7:56 AM in Cologne.

Lisbon to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Cologne is 2215 km. It takes approximately 20h 28m to drive from Lisbon to Cologne.

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Ryanair, Eurowings, TAP Portugal and Lufthansa offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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