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There are 10 ways to get from Warsaw to Cologne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) WAW - CGN

$92 - $259

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Fly Warsaw Modlin to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Modlin (WMI) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) WMI - CGN

$41 - $167

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Fly Warsaw to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Dusseldorf (DUS) WAW - DUS

$52 - $152

Fly Warsaw to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$101 - $246

Train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf Ice

$143 - $221

Bus  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw to Cologne Hbf

$76 - $111

Bus, train  •  22 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Bochum
  2. Take the train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Re1

$78 - $108

Night train, train  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Frankfurt(Main)Süd D
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$164 - $244

Drive, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$168 - $246

Drive  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Cologne 692.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Cologne is to fly which costs 150 zł - 650 zł and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Cologne is to fly which costs 150 zł - 650 zł and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Centrum 06 and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Warsaw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Köln Hbf via Berlin Hbf (tief). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 17 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Cologne is 981 km. The road distance is 1108.3 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 11 h 17 min and costs 500 zł - 850 zł.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Warsaw to Cologne, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Warsaw station.

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Warsaw to Cologne train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Cologne is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs 340 zł - 1 000 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 500 zł - 850 zł and takes 11 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs 280 zł - 420 zł and takes 20 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 612.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Cologne, Germany?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Warsaw to Cologne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Warsaw to Cologne via Berlin Hbf and Berlin Hbf (tief) in around 11 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Poznan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Krakow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Katowice
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Warsaw to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $3,900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Warsaw to Dusseldorf via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Warsaw Modlin to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Warsaw to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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 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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bochum Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Warsaw to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
EST Sp. z o.o.
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Warszawa to Bochum
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
estgdansk.pl

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There is no direct flight from Warsaw Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Cologne is 1108 km. It takes approximately 9 h 52 min to drive from Warsaw to Cologne.

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Swiss, easyJet, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Warsaw Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport.

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There are 979+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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