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.
The average ticket from Budapest to Cologne will cost around $ 130 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 87.
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11 h 25 m
12 h 44 m
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It's difficult to get from Budapest to Cologne without transferring at least once.
|Distance||593 miles (956 km)|
|Average train duration||11 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||$73 (€59)|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Budapest to Cologne cover the 593 miles (956 km) long route taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $73 (€59), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $53 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train from Budapest to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $53 (€42). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Budapest and Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your journey from Budapest to Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Budapest to Cologne is 593 miles (956 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Budapest and Cologne start at $53 (€42).
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Budapest and Cologne due to the coronavirus:
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/21/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Budapest before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Budapest is: Partially open
Reentry to Hungary is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/19/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Budapest from Cologne here.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Budapest-Déli, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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