There are 5 ways to get from Würzburg to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$60 - $90

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Rideshare  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Würzburg to Cologne 183.9 miles

$11 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Würzburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

$39 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Würzburg to Cologne 188.1 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$120 - $318

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No, there is no direct bus from Würzburg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Würzburg and arriving at Cologne via Frankfurt am Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Würzburg Hbf and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Würzburg and Cologne is 248 km. The road distance is 300.9 km.

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The best way to get from Würzburg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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The train from Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 takes 2 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Würzburg to Cologne is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Würzburg to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne station.

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Map of how to get from Würzburg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Würzburg to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Würzburg to Cologne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and Frankfurt am Main in around 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Würzburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Würzburg, Bismarckstrasse to Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Würzburg to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Würzburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Würzburg to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Würzburg to Cologne is 301 km. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Würzburg to Cologne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 930+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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