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There are 5 ways to get from Luxembourg to Cologne by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Trier, Hauptbahnhof L30
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Re12

$38 - $48

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Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Trier, Hauptbahnhof Re
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd Re12

$38 - $48

Bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège N831 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Köln

$46 - $73

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Luxembourg to Cologne 130.8 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  3h 30m

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

$97 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Luxembourg to Cologne is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Luxembourg to Cologne is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luxembourg station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station and arriving at Köln via LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai A and Liege. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luxembourg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale and arriving at Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd via Trier Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Luxembourg and Cologne is 158 km. The road distance is 209.4 km.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Cologne without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 8m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Luxembourg to Cologne, including transfers.

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Luxembourg to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station.

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Luxembourg to Cologne train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Cologne is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 5h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Luxembourg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Luxembourg and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Luxembourg to Cologne via Trier, Hauptbahnhof and Trier Hbf in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luxembourg to Cologne via Liège, LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai A, LIEGE Opéra, and Liege in around 5h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Trier, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Mobiliteit
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Liege to Köln
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Luxembourg to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Luxembourg to Cologne train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luxembourg to Cologne is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Luxembourg to Cologne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Luxembourg Airport is to line 16 bus which takes 17m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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