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Fly to Cologne Bonn

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

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf

Fly to Brussels, train

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

Fly to Eindhoven, train

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Eindhoven (EIN)
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hauptbahnhof

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Massy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf

Train, bus via Bordeaux

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Famalicao
  2. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Famalicão to Bordeaux
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Almada to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Aveiro
  2. Take the bus from Aveiro to Luxembourg
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Koeln Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Cologne
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International entry into Germany from Portugal

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Portugal

  • There are no current restrictions
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Considerations leaving from Portugal

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Portugal.

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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.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 35h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which costs €60 - €280 and takes 5h 35m.

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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 45m.

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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 and train which takes 24h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs €60 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 35h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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

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  • Distance: 1850.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

Eurowings, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to Cologne 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Cologne via Cova Piedade, Almada, Paris, Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf, and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf in around 35h 45m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from Lisbon to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Flights from Lisbon to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €800
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €1100
Flights from Lisbon to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €1000
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio
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 D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €75
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Phone
+49 9126 288825
Website
train-rental.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€17 - €24
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Bayonne to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€150 - €180
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Famalicao
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€26 - €40
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€19 - €28
Bus operators
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Phone
+33 6 31 09 82 47
Email
contact@euroscoach.com
Website
euroscoach.com
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Vila Nova de Famalicão to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Schedules at
barquense.pt
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Almada to Paris
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Aveiro to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
33h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
iberocoach.com

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Cologne is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:26 AM in Lisbon and 10:26 AM in Cologne.

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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Swiss, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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