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There are 10 ways to get from Rennes to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$215 - $262

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Bus Isilines  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Paris - Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Köln

$67 - $144

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Brussels, Brussels-North station 712
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$79 - $124

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Cologne 522.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Rennes to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) RNS - DUS

$128 - $293

Train to Nantes, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NTE - DUS

$112 - $286

Fly Rennes to Brussels, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Brussels (BRU) RNS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$161 - $643

Fly Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7 h 53 min

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

$132 - $340

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$106 - $287

Train to Nantes, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Brussels (BRU) NTE - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$130 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Rennes to Cologne is to bus which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rennes to Cologne is to train which costs 180€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rennes to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Köln via Bruxelles - North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 48 min.

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The distance between Rennes and Cologne is 697 km. The road distance is 836 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs 180€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Rennes to Cologne, including transfers.

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Rennes to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Cologne is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs 180€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 14 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 260€ and takes 7 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Dusseldorf Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Rennes to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 435.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Rennes to Cologne via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rennes to Cologne via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruxelles - North in around 14 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Toulouse, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Southampton, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Toulouse, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Rennes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Rennes to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Toulouse, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Southampton
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Southampton, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Rennes to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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 Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Rennes to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Paris - Gallieni
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Cologne is 836 km. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from Rennes to Cologne.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Hop! and three other airlines offer flights from Rennes Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 970+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rennes Airport is to line 57 bus which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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