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There are 6 ways to get from Nancy to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Nancy Ville to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$114 - $177

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Train Luxembourg Railways (CFL)  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Nancy-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg Luxembourg - Nancy-Ville / ...
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf Re

$7 - $36

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Bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Nancy to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N730

$37 - $54

Train Bahn DE  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Nancy Ville to Metz Ville Ter
  2. Take the train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Trier-Hbf
  3. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd

$58 - $96

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Nancy to Cologne 203.2 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$100 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Nancy to Cologne is to train which costs 6€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nancy to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nancy to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Nancy Ville and arriving at Köln Hbf via Strasbourg, Karlsruhe Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Nancy and Cologne is 256 km. The road distance is 325.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Nancy to Cologne, including transfers.

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Nancy to Cologne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Nancy Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nancy to Cologne is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 95€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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

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Nancy to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Nancy to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Nancy, France and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Nancy to Cologne via Strasbourg, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nancy to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nancy Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Gare de Nancy-Ville to Gare de Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nancy Ville to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de Trier-Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nancy Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Nancy, Ville to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Nancy, Ville to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Nancy to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Nancy to Cologne is 325 km. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Nancy to Cologne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Nancy to Cologne train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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