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Train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf Thalys

€113 - €228

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Bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Leverkusen N1320

€27 - €35

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Drive  •  4h 27m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Cologne Cable Car 480.5 km

€50 - €80

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln-Mülheim

€88 - €223

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

€91 - €228

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne Cable Car is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne Cable Car is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cologne Cable Car is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car is to bus which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car is to train which costs €110 - €230 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Cologne Cable Car. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Köln Thermalbad via Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Cologne Cable Car. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Köln Zoo/Flora via Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between Paris and Cologne Cable Car is 405 km. The road distance is 480.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car without a car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €110 - €230.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car, including transfers.

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Paris to Cologne Cable Car bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Cologne Cable Car train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €110 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Cologne Cable Car.
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  • Distance: 404.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Cologne Cable Car, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost €110 - €230 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Leverkusen once daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln-Mülheim
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln-Muelheim
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln-Muelheim
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln-Mülheim
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Paris to Cologne Cable Car bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen station.

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Paris to Cologne Cable Car train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Cologne Cable Car is 480 km. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Paris to Cologne Cable Car.

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Eurowings, Air France, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Cologne Cable Car. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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