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There are 4 ways to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from St Wendel to Bingen(Rhein) Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...

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Bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N11

25€ - 45€

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Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Sankt Wendel to Cologne 224.6 km

24€ - 40€

Train, fly  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from St Wendel to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

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The cheapest way to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne is to bus which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sankt Wendel to Cologne. However, there are services departing from St Wendel and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Bingen(Rhein) Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Sankt Wendel and Cologne is 164 km. The road distance is 224.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne, including transfers.

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Sankt Wendel to Cologne train services, operated by Die Länderbahn, depart from St Wendel station.

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The best way to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sankt Wendel to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Sankt Wendel to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 163.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Sankt Wendel, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Sankt Wendel to Cologne via Bingen(Rhein) Hbf in around 3h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 4 times a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 300€
Train operators
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from St Wendel to Bingen(Rhein) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from St Wendel to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bingen(Rhein) Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Nxg
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nationalexpress.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Saarbrücken to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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