There are 8 ways to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$153 - $205

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen 079 / ...

$52 - $74

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$58 - $119

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne 311.6 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam (AMS) ORY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf

$91 - $288

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$67 - $250

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$113 - $363

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Antony to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$157 - $395

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Orly Sud /sortie L and arriving at Köln, Heumarkt via Place Du 18 Juin 1940, Paris, Paris and Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Orly-Sud and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Antony and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Cologne is 410 km. The road distance is 498.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 130€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne, including transfers.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 130€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 10 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 256.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Paris Orly Airport (ORY), France and Cologne, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $190 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne is 499 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to Cologne.

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Transavia Holland and Transavia France offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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