There are 10 ways to get from Nuremberg 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  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$80 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Cologne 252.4 miles

$14 - $28

8 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Cologne

$40 - $70

Bus RegioJet  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Norimberk, ZOB, Bahnhofstrasse - Will. - Br. Platz to Bonn, Marie-Kahle-Allee Rj / ...

$16 - $40

Drive, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Darmstadt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...

$85 - $126

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Cologne 253.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) NUE - CGN

$93 - $241

Fly Nuremberg to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$41 - $239

Fly Nuremberg to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$117 - $242

Train to Munich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MUC - CGN

$114 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nuremberg to Cologne is to bus which costs 14€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuremberg to Cologne is to train which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Cologne is 337 km. The road distance is 405.2 km.

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The train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 takes 3 h 14 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Cologne. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Nuremberg to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Nuremberg to Cologne 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Skopje
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Nuremberg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Norimberk, ZOB, Bahnhofstrasse - Will. - Br. Platz to Bonn, Marie-Kahle-Allee
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nuremberg to Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nuremberg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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