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There are 10 ways to get from Tübingen to Cologne by train, 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  •  4 h 15 min

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

$80 - $141

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Bus Deinbus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tübingen to Cologne

$20 - $35

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Train  •  4 h 32 min

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

$85 - $130

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Tübingen to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N177

$39 - $57

Rideshare  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Tübingen to Cologne 243.3 miles

$20 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tübingen to Cologne 243.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STR - CGN

$82 - $316

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$82 - $189

Fly Stuttgart to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$106 - $273

Train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Tübingen Hbf to Aulendorf
  2. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FDH - DUS

$159 - $539

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tübingen to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 28€ 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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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, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 32 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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The best way to get from Tübingen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 65€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Tübingen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Tübingen to Cologne bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Tübingen station.

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Tübingen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Tübingen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Tübingen to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 65€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 6 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Tübingen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 192.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 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 4 h 15 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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cologne Bonn via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Tübingen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
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 Tübingen Hbf to Aulendorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Tübingen Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
vvs.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
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 Tübingen to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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

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There is no direct flight from Stuttgart Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Tübingen to Cologne bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Cologne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tübingen to Cologne is 390 km. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Tübingen to Cologne.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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

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

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The best way to get from Tübingen to Stuttgart Airport is to line 828 bus which takes 53 min and costs 5€ - 7€.

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