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

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 via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Marburg(Lahn) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$58 - $89

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Marburg to Cologne 104.1 miles

$8 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Marburg to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath 120

$14 - $22

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Marburg(Lahn) to Erndtebrück Rb
  2. Take the train from Erndtebrück to Siegen Hbf Rb
  3. Take the train from Siegen Hbf to Köln Hbf Re / ...

$42 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Marburg to Cologne 104.6 miles

$22 - $35

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

You can take a train from Marburg to Cologne via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Marburg to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marburg(Lahn) to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Marburg(Lahn) to Erndtebrück
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Erndtebrück to Siegen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Erndtebrück Bf to Siegen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
hlb-online.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - Rhein-Sieg-Express
Website
avv.de
Train from Siegen, Siegen Hbf to Köln, Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marburg to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Marburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Marburg and Cologne is 129 km. The road distance is 167 km.

The cheapest way to get from Marburg to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Marburg to Cologne is to drive which takes 1 h 51 min and costs 18€ - 26€.

No, there is no direct train from Marburg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Marburg(Lahn) and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Marburg to Cologne, including transfers.