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

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  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Ice

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 42 min

  1. 151.4 miles

$9 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. 027 / ...

$26 - $41

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 151.7 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. FRA - DUS

$108 - $300

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mannheim to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mannheim to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mannheim to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mannheim and Cologne is 193 km. The road distance is 243 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 19€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

The train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 1 h 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.