There are 10 ways to get from Tübingen to Cologne by train, taxi, bus, rideshare, 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 via Stuttgart Hbf  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Tübingen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$92 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Tübingen to Cologne 243.3 miles

$20 - $35

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Taxi, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tübingen to Bietigheim-Bissingen
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$263 - $332

Train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Tübingen Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic

$85 - $130

Bus Deinbus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tübingen to Cologne

$20 - $35

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Tübingen to Bonn N207

$29 - $46

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tübingen to Cologne 243.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$65 - $184

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$103 - $258

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Tübingen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS

$136 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tübingen to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tübingen to Cologne is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Tübingen and Cologne is 308 km. The road distance is 389.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Tübingen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tübingen and arriving at Cologne. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tübingen Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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The nearest airport to Cologne is Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) Airport which is 13.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Dusseldorf (DUS) (40.6 km), Dortmund (DTM) (79.5 km), Weeze (NRN) (92.6 km) and Eindhoven (EIN) (123.2 km).

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Map of how to get from Tübingen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 192.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Tübingen to Cologne via Stuttgart Hbf in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Tübingen to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Tübingen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Tübingen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Tübingen Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
vvs.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tübingen to Bonn
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tübingen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Tübingen to Bietigheim-Bissingen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Taxi XXL Reutlingen
Phone
+49 7121/55511
Heim-Taxi
Phone
+49 7121/321098

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