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There are 5 ways to get from Solingen to Cologne by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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

Line 681 bus, train  •  50 min

  1. Take the line 681 bus from Solingen Lehner Straße to Solingen Hbf Bstg 1A 681 / ...
  2. Take the train from Solingen, Ohligs Solingen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Rb48 / ...

$8 - $20

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  52 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Solingen to Cologne 22.3 miles

$2

3 alternative options

Line 250 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 250 bus from Solingen, Graf-Wilhelm-Platz to Köln, Heumarkt 250

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Solingen to Cologne 22.7 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Solingen to Cologne 22.7 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Solingen to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 2€ and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Solingen to Cologne is to taxi which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Solingen, Graf-Wilhelm-Platz and arriving at Köln, Heumarkt. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Solingen and Cologne is 28 km. The road distance is 36.3 km.

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The best way to get from Solingen to Cologne without a car is to line 681 bus and train which takes 50 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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It takes approximately 50 min to get from Solingen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Solingen to Cologne bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, depart from Solingen, Graf-Wilhelm-Platz station.

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Solingen to Cologne bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, arrive at Köln, Heumarkt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Solingen to Cologne is 36 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Solingen to Cologne.

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There are 958+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Solingen, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Wiedenhoff Reisen operates a bus from Solingen to Cologne hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 26 min.

Train operators
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Solingen, Ohligs Solingen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Solingen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH
Phone
+49 212 2950
Email
info@stadtwerke-solingen.de
Website
stadtwerke-solingen.de
Bus from Solingen Lehner Straße to Solingen Hbf Bstg 1A
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Unknown
Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH
Wiedenhoff Reisen
Phone
0212/813081
Email
info@wiedenhoff.com
Website
wiedenhoff.com
Bus from Solingen, Graf-Wilhelm-Platz to Köln, Heumarkt
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
wiedenhoff.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Solingen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Solingen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de
Cologne Taxi
Phone
+49 221/88884455
Website
cologne-taxi.com

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Solingen and Cologne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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