There are 7 ways to get from Strasbourg to Cologne by train, 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.

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Train  •  3 h 38 min

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

$88 - $136

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 32 min

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

$21 - $40

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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  •  5 h 15 min

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

$113 - $240

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 21 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

$121 - $312

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 15 min

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

$94 - $279

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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 and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 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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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Strasbourg to Cologne, including transfers.

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Strasbourg to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Strasbourg station.

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Strasbourg to Cologne train services, operated by TGV, depart from Strasbourg station.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Cologne is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Strasbourg to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Cologne via Karlsruhe Hbf and Mannheim Hbf in around 3 h 38 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
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
sncf.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
$37 - $39
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
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 - $65
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 Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to St-Louis (Haut-Rhin)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 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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Strasbourg to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Strasbourg to Cologne is 354 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Strasbourg to Cologne.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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