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There are 4 ways to get from Wuppertal to Cologne by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Rb48 / ...

$12 - $25

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Rideshare  •  59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Wuppertal to Cologne 34 miles

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wuppertal to Cologne 33.5 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Wuppertal to Cologne 33.5 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Wuppertal to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wuppertal to Cologne is to taxi which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wuppertal Hbf and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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The distance between Wuppertal and Cologne is 40 km. The road distance is 53.6 km.

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The best way to get from Wuppertal to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs 10€ - 21€.

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The train from Wuppertal Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Wuppertal to Cologne train services, operated by National Express Rail, depart from Wuppertal Hbf station.

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Wuppertal to Cologne train services, operated by National Express Rail, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wuppertal to Cologne is 54 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Wuppertal to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 25.3 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

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

National Express Rail operates a train from Wuppertal to Cologne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 45 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route hourly.

Train operators
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Wuppertal Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.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 Wuppertal to Cologne
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Wuppertal to Cologne
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Taxi Dina
Phone
+49 201/8308877
Website
taxi-dina.de
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com

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

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