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Trip Zurich Cologne

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Cologne

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How to get from Zurich to Cologne?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Cologne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Cologne

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 257 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Cologne is a direct bound.
Trains CityNightLine Pegasus of Deutsche Bahn to Cologne leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Cologne will take place at Köln Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Koln bus station (0.2 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
The direct flight Zurich > Cologne will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cologne (Cologne Bonn airport, IATA code: CGN) operated by Germanwings.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Cologne.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Cologne?

Airlines
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Air Berlin flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Dusseldorf (serving Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Germanwings schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Cologne (arrival at Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Lufthansa ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Darwin Airline carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides rail connections Zurich-Basel with the train InterRegio (IR) from Zürich Altstetten railway station (2.8 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Basel SBB at arrival (1.4 mi from centre) and from Basel to Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Basel Bad Bf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on a rail line Zurich-Cologne with the train CityNightLine Pegasus from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
HKX operates the train journey from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne with the train which leaves Frankfurt (Main) Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Mittelrheinbahn provides a rail connection Bonn-Cologne with the train RB26 from Bonn Hbf railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
FlixTrain transports passengers on a rail line from Dusseldorf to Cologne with the train which leaves Düsseldorf Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
TGV Lyria operates the train journey Zurich-Basel with the train TGV Lyria from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Basel SBB at arrival (1.4 mi from centre)
ÖBB provides a rail connection from Mannheim to Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Mannheim Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Onebus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Koln station situated at about 0.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The coach company ADAC PostBus carries out the route from the bus station of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Frankfurt am Main and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The network of Bohr includes a coach line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln-Deutz station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The bus company Eurolines CH operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
DeinBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Mannheim (serving Mannheim - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln-Deutz station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Cologne (257.2 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Basel located at 46 mi from Zurich (Switzerland) Dusseldorf 22 mi away from Cologne, Bonn situated at 16 mi from Cologne, Karlsruhe at approximately 114 mi from Zurich and located at 149 mi from Cologne, Mannheim 147 mi away from Zurich and situated at 121 mi from Cologne, Frankfurt am Main at approximately 95 mi from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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