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There are 7 ways to get from Stockholm to Cologne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ARN - CGN

$102 - $279

Cheapest option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ARN - DUS

$87 - $202

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Frankfurt (FRA) ARN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$136 - $286

Train  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$133 - $333

Bus  •  23 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 073

$95 - $156

Drive, train  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Stockholm to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$185 - $358

Drive  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Stockholm to Cologne 955.9 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Cologne is to fly which costs 750 kr - 1900 kr and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Cologne is to fly which costs 900 kr - 2600 kr and takes 4 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stockholm station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Stockholm Centralstation and arriving at Köln Hbf via København H and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 18 min.

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The distance between Stockholm and Cologne is 1168 km. The road distance is 1529.4 km.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 15 h 18 min and costs 1200 kr - 3000 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Stockholm to Cologne, including transfers.

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Stockholm to Cologne train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 900 kr - 2600 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1200 kr - 3000 kr and takes 15 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs 850 kr - 1400 kr and takes 23 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Stockholm Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Stockholm to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Stockholm to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 729.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Stockholm, Sweden and Cologne, Germany?

Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Stockholm to Cologne every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stockholm to Cologne via København H and Hamburg Hbf in around 15 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stockholm to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stockholm to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Stockholm to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stockholm to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stockholm to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Stockholm to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$55 - $80
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$95 - $130
2nd Class Refundable
$90 - $130
1st Class Refundable
$130 - $180
Danish Railways (DSB)
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Stockholm to Cologne is 1529 km. It takes approximately 14 h 51 min to drive from Stockholm to Cologne.

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Scandinavian Airlines, easyJet, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stockholm Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport.

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There are 979+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Stockholm Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 280 kr.

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