There are 8 ways to get from Rouen to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$168 - $230

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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 - $123

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 38 min

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

$62 - $96

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Rouen to Cologne 324 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 14 min

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

$84 - $279

Train, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  7 h 50 min

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

$116 - $391

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to 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 Hbf

$130 - $392

Train, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 5 min

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

$174 - $424

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The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to drive which costs 55€ - 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 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Rouen-Rive-Droite and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 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 39 min and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 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 Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Cologne is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 140€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 10 h 38 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 39 min

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

You can take a train from Rouen to Cologne via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris-Nord in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rouen to Cologne via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruxelles - North in around 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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
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 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 Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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 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 - $110
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 5 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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Eurowings, KLM and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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