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There are 9 ways to get from Lisbon to Cologne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 21 min

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

$89 - $381

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Fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIS - DUS

$99 - $354

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 27 min

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

$108 - $318

Train, bus  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco Ic
  2. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Bordeaux
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$355 - $486

Bus  •  30 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal

$163 - $242

Bus, train  •  39 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station K780
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf Re

$136 - $236

Night train, train  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$382 - $504

Drive, train  •  25 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$530 - $686

Drive  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Cologne 1387.1 miles

$310 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which costs 75€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which costs 75€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Cologne is 1851 km. The road distance is 2219.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cologne without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 55 min and costs 300€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Lisbon to Cologne, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cologne is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 75€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 30 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Cologne is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 6:17 AM in Lisbon and 7:17 AM in Cologne.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Cologne is 2219 km. It takes approximately 20 h 47 min to drive from Lisbon to Cologne.

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

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  • Distance: 1156.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

TAP Portugal, Eurowings and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to Cologne hourly. Alternatively, InterNorte operates a bus from Lisbon to Cologne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 30 h 1 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
cp.pt
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal
Ave. Duration
30 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
internorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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