Flights from Zurich to Cologne

The cheapest flights from Zurich to Cologne

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305

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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01:15PMZurich Airport3h45 05:00PMCologne/Bonn Airport
1 transfer
3051One-way
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07:10AMZurich Airport5h05 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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09:20AMZurich Airport2h55 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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Flight schedule from Zurich to Cologne

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07:10AMZurich Airport5h05 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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09:20AMZurich Airport2h55 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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01:15PMZurich Airport3h45 05:00PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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The fastest flights from Zurich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

3 h 55 m

Flights per day

3

Distance

413 km

It's difficult to get from Zurich to Cologne without transferring at least once.

Fastest
09:20AMZurich Airport2h55 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
1 transfer
3051One-way
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01:15PMZurich Airport3h45 05:00PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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3051One-way
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3051One-way

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Overview: Zurich to Cologne flight

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$183 (€161)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesLufthansa Cityline, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Germanwings, Tuifly or Eurowings

Flights from Zurich to Cologne cover the 256 miles (413 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Lufthansa Cityline, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Germanwings, Tuifly or Eurowings. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as $91 (€80), but the average price of plane tickets is $183 (€161). Travelers depart most frequently from Zurich Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.

Airlines: Eurowings and SWISS flights from Zurich to Cologne

Travel between Zurich and Cologne from $91 (€80) with Omio’s flight partners Eurowings and SWISS! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next flight from Zurich to Cologne.

It’s easy to book your Eurowings plane ticket from Zurich to Cologne online with Omio! Simply check the current Eurowings flight schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Cologne from Zurich as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that flight and book cheap Eurowings plane tickets online. Prices for Eurowings flights between Zurich and Cologne start at $91 (€80) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 256 miles (413 km). If you search for Eurowings flights in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Eurowings tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by plane from Zurich to Cologne. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Zurich to Cologne Eurowings plane ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: $91

Swiss is Switzerland’s leading airline and offers Economy and Business ticket fares for your next flight to Cologne from Zurich.

Book your SWISS Zurich to Cologne flight with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check SWISS up-to-date flight schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Zurich to Cologne routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable SWISS plane tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Zurich and Cologne is 256 miles (413 km), and the best price for a one-way Zurich - Cologne SWISS plane ticket starts at $348 (€305) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your SWISS ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by plane. Waiting in a line at the airport to purchase your plane ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your plane tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with SWISS!

  • Average Price: $348

Zurich to Cologne Flights: An Overview

Flights from Switzerland's largest city to the historic German city of Cologne are frequent and daily. Travelers have their pick of an array of flight departure times and of direct or indirect flight options along this route. The flight schedule only varies slightly throughout the week, with Sundays seeing the most Cologne bound flights taking off, and Mondays the least. Early birds traveling between these central European locations are in luck, as weekday and weekend flights begin departing early in the morning. The fastest flights are typically in the first half of the day, particularly on Saturdays where there are no evening or night flights from Zurich to Cologne within a four hour flight time. Planes depart and arrive from Zurich and Cologne Bonn Airports respectively, and both these airports offer modern, stress-free, convenient airport experiences, as well as public transport to and from their locations. 

Which airlines fly from Zurich to Cologne?

Numerous national and international airlines make the journey from Zurich to Cologne each day, including, but not limited to, national carriers Lufthansa, Swiss Air and Eurowings, and Austrian Airlines. Eurowings and Swiss Air typically offer the fastest flights each day, with their direct one hour and 10 minute flights, but Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines make the indirect journey with reasonable stopover times of between one and two hours. 

How long is the flight from Zurich to Cologne?

The fastest flights from Zurich to Cologne are direct, and take one hour and 10 minutes. Yet there are also a good handful of indirect flights that make the 480 kilometer journey in three hours and 45 minutes or under. Passengers have their choice of indirect and direct flights every day of the week. These tend to be more frequent in the mornings, particularly on Saturdays, but in general flights are scheduled quite evenly throughout the day. 

How many flights are there from Zurich to Cologne?

There are between four and 10 direct and five to nine indirect with a flight time of three hours and 45 minutes and under. Much of the week features the same flight schedule, however Sundays typically offer the most frequent direct flights, and Mondays tend to have the least, around four direct flights, available. 

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Zurich to Cologne?

Departure Airport: Flights depart for Cologne from Zurich Airport, the city's main airport. Zurich Airport boasts three modern terminals with shopping and dining opportunities galore. The airport is very friendly for speakers of English or many languages aside from German. There is WiFi available throughout the airport for travelers, which is free for two hours, after which additional internet services can be purchased. There are various long and short term parking options available at the airport, and it is connected to public transport via a train station right under the airport, with frequent trains that get travelers right into the city in 15 minutes.

Arrival Airport: Flights arrive from Zurich into Cologne Bonn Airport. Cologne Bonn Airport offers free WiFi with no time or usage limit, and boasts a range of shopping and other amenities sure to satisfy traveler needs upon arrival or help the time pass quickly during a lengthy layover. There is an observation deck for plane enthusiasts, as well as stress-free easy transport from right at the airport's train station to the city in 15 to 20 minutes. 

Cheap flights from Zürich to Cologne: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 80 €
2 weeks earlier 47 €70%
3 weeks earlier 48 €67%
1 month before 53 €51%
2 months earlier 67 €19%
3 months earlier 44 €82%


When it comes to booking flights, planning ahead always pays off! Both scheduled and low-cost airlines often release promotional prices and discounted fares—so by buying in advance—you can get access to the cheapest airline tickets. Use Omio to check prices and flight offers Zürich - Cologne: look for the most attractive fares and choose the most suitable solution for you. But hurry up—if you want to buy cheaper airline tickets from Zürich to Cologne timing is everything.

Flight prices can fluctuate massively. However, we have studied price trends to help you find cheap flights from Zürich to Cologne and save as much as possible on ticket prices. In general, when you book a flight:

  • Buying your air tickets from Zürich to Cologne 3 weeks in advance means you could save up to 67% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a flight from Zürich - Cologne 2 months in advance you save up to about 19% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance you could save up to 82%
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Travel Tips: Zurich to Cologne Flight

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FAQs

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany by plane is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/26/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Zurich to Cologne before traveling.

The restriction level for your return flight to Zurich, Switzerland from Cologne is: Fully open.

Is my return flight into Zurich from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Zurich from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

Flight tickets to Cologne from Zurich for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $91 (€80)  one way in the next 7 days.
The flight price to Cologne from Zurich is on average $183 (€161)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
The Zurich to Cologne flight distance is approximately 256 miles (413 km).
On average the Zurich to Cologne flight travel time is 1 h 10 min  for the 256 miles (413 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Omio travelers most frequently book a flight from Zurich Airport   to Cologne/Bonn Airport   for this route.

You can find the most popular departure airport for this trip, Zurich Airport, located approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival airport in Cologne, called Cologne/Bonn Airport, is located around 8.2 miles (13.3 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of Cologne from Cologne/Bonn Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

When taking a flight from Zurich to Cologne, you can count on Lufthansa Cityline, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Germanwings, Tuifly or Eurowings for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service to Cologne from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.
Yes, there are direct flights to Cologne from Zurich, and you can find a direct flight for this route with Eurowings  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The earliest flight departing from Zurich to Cologne leaves at 6: 20 AM. The last flight departing from Zurich to Cologne leaves at 9: 05 PM. You can find the latest Zurich to Cologne flight schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this route and save money. If you buy plane tickets from Zurich to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $183 (€161) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from Zurich to Cologne a few months in advance.

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