There are 9 ways to get from Strasbourg to Cologne by train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$81 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen N11

$21 - $40

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Night bus, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz ICE International

$64 - $95

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Köln

$60 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Cologne 221.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS

$100 - $241

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to St-Louis (Haut-Rhin)
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS

$82 - $286

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS

$134 - $364

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN

$114 - $314

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Cologne is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Cologne is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Cologne is 267 km. The road distance is 353.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Strasbourg to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Köln. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Köln Hbf via Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Cologne via Karlsruhe Hbf in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Strasbourg to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to St-Louis (Haut-Rhin)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Köln
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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