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There are 6 ways to get from Wolfsburg to Cologne by train, car, rideshare or plane

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Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$75 - $110

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Rideshare  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Wolfsburg to Cologne 233.5 miles

$16 - $28

4 alternative options

Drive, train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$72 - $107

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Wolfsburg to Cologne 234.2 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) TXL - CGN

$73 - $211

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LEJ - CGN

$111 - $279

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wolfsburg to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wolfsburg to Cologne is to train which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wolfsburg Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Wolfsburg and Cologne is 312 km. The road distance is 374.8 km.

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The best way to get from Wolfsburg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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The train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 3 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Wolfsburg to Cologne is 375 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Wolfsburg to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 194.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Wolfsburg to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 16 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Leipzig to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Leipzig to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 Wolfsburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
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 Wolfsburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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There are 975+ 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 Wolfsburg and Cologne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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