How to travel from Bordeaux to Cologne

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Travel Information between Bordeaux and Cologne

distanceDistance545 miles (879 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$49 - $387
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€42) • 15 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $147 (€127) • 4 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or TGV

Travel 545 miles (879 km) by train, bus or flight between Bordeaux and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bordeaux to Cologne.

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from Bordeaux to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

FlixBus
11:44PM17h41
Bordeaux
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
$921One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:44PM22h11
Bordeaux
09:55PMCologne Hbf
$911One-way
2 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
10:55AM4h55
Bordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
03:50PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$4551One-way
1 transfer
Other options
FlixBus
02:10AM15h15
Bordeaux
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
$1041One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
07:15PM22h10
Bordeaux
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
$1041One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:55PM19h55
Bordeaux
04:50PMKöln, Flughafen
$1121One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
10:55AM6h25
Bordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
05:20PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5441One-way
1 transfer
Helvetic Airways
07:25PM13h50
Bordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
09:15AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5801One-way
1 transfer
Helvetic Airways
07:25PM26h05
Bordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
09:30PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5801One-way
1 transfer

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Travel between Bordeaux and Cologne on TGV, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains to Cologne from Bordeaux. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux to Cologne.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel to Cologne from Bordeaux including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Cologne is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $49 (€42) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

      Taking a bus costs $98 (€84) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $147 (€127) for the same trip.

      A bus is $338 (€292) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bordeaux to Cologne costing on average $387 (€334).

      The fastest way to get to Cologne from Bordeaux is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 35 min.

      Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

      Getting to Cologne by bus takes 15 h 5 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 7 h 30 min of travel time.

      The distance from Bordeaux to Cologne is approximately 545 miles (879 km).

      The average frequency per day from Bordeaux to Cologne is:

      • 3 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Bordeaux to Cologne as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Most travelers take a flight from Bordeaux Mérignac Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bordeaux to Cologne:

      • You can take a bus from Bordeaux to Cologne with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or BlaBlaCar. Cheap tickets can be found for $49 (€42) with FlixBus from Bordeaux to Cologne.
      • You can travel to Cologne from Bordeaux by train with TGV, SNCF | TGV or TGV INOUI. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $387 (€334) with TGV INOUI from Bordeaux to Cologne.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Bordeaux to Cologne with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct buses with.
      • You can book a direct train with.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!
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