There are 7 ways to get from Rennes to Cologne by train, bus, 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  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Köln Hbf Tha

$229 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Paris City Center - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Aachen
  3. Take the bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf

$65 - $97

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 47 min

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

$76 - $123

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Cologne 522.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Rennes to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 44 min

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

$144 - $315

Train to Dinard, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to St Malo
  2. Fly from Dinard (DNR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) DNR - CGN

$98 - $331

Train to Nantes, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 32 min

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

$129 - $310

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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rennes to Cologne via Paris City Center - Bercy and Aachen in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
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 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dinard to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Dinard to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rennes to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Rennes to St Malo
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $42
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $190
1st Class
$200 - $280
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to St Malo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rennes to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Aachen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rennes to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Rennes to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Rennes to Cologne is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 13 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rennes to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Rennes to Cologne is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 180€ - 230€.

Is there a direct bus between Rennes and Cologne?

No, there is no direct bus from Rennes to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Paris City Center - Bercy and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Rennes to Cologne?

It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Rennes to Cologne, including transfers.