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There are 11 ways to get from Rouen 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.

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Train via Gare de Paris-St-Lazare  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare Le Havre - Paris-St-Lazare / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$167 - $219

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 15 min

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

$56 - $113

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Train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$167 - $220

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station 713 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Köln

$61 - $95

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Rouen to Cologne 324 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$95 - $272

Train, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) CDG - CGN

$115 - $389

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$124 - $386

Train, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$158 - $422

Train, fly to Luxembourg  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  3. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd

$142 - $373

Train, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf

$144 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to bus which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rouen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Rouen, Rouen and arriving at Köln via Bruxelles - North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Rouen and Cologne is 448 km. The road distance is 518.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Rouen to Cologne, including transfers.

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

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Rouen to Cologne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 140€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 10 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 280.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Rouen to Cologne via Gare de Paris-St-Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris-Nord in around 5 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rouen to Cologne via Bruxelles - North in around 10 h 24 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
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 Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Rouen-Rive-Droite to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
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
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
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
34 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 Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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 34 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 Rouen to Paris - Gallieni
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
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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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Rouen to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Cologne is 518 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Rouen to Cologne.

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

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