How to travel from Bielefeld to Cologne

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Travel Information from Bielefeld to Cologne

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 1 h 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 1 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 102 miles (164 km) to Cologne from Bielefeld. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bielefeld to Cologne.

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from Bielefeld to Cologne

How to get from Bielefeld to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Bielefeld to Cologne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Deutsche Bahn
Bielefeld Hbf
10:09AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Bielefeld, Bahnhof Brackwede
01:25AMKöln, Flughafen
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
Bielefeld Hbf
11:15AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
Bielefeld Hbf
11:12AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Bielefeld Hbf
12:09PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
Bielefeld Hbf
01:12PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best route from Bielefeld to Cologne with FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Bielefeld to Cologne travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Bielefeld to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bielefeld to Cologne.

      There are 2 travel options from Bielefeld to Cologne: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Bielefeld is by taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€5).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Bielefeld to Cologne:

      Taking a train costs $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel from Bielefeld to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 1 h 47 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 55 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km) between Bielefeld and Cologne.

      The average frequency per day from Bielefeld to Cologne is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • 21 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Bielefeld and Cologne as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bielefeld to Cologne:

      • Most travelers take a bus from Bielefeld to Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Most travelers catch their train from Bielefeld Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Bielefeld to Cologne:

      • BlaBlaCar or FlixBus can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Bielefeld to Cologne for $8 (€7).
      • Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Bielefeld to Cologne for $6 (€5).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Bielefeld to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn or National Express with 13 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bielefeld to Cologne.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Bielefeld to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bielefeld and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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