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from Budapest to Cologne

You can get from Budapest to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Cologne on Sep 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 09:05PMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$1121One-way
Cheapest
10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar21h15 08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
$561One-way
Other options
08:40PMBudapest Keleti15h28 12:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
3 changes
$581One-way
09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h34 09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
1 changes
$1121One-way
08:40AMBudapest Keleti12h02 08:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
3 changes
$1121One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 20
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$177Tuifly
Tue
Sep 21
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$456Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$177Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$126Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$87Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$134Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$99Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Sun
Sep 26
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$94Eurowings Europe
Mon
Sep 27
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$134Tuifly
Tue
Sep 28
$53Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$181Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$115Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$62Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$126Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$62Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$133Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$180Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 3
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$94Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$83Eurowings
Tue
Oct 5
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$160Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$72Tuifly
Thu
Oct 7
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$126Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$58Deutsche Bahn
$46Flixbus
$133Eurowings Europe
Sat
Oct 9
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$140Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 10
$53Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$93Eurowings

Travel Information from Budapest to Cologne

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$56 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $56 (€45) • 17 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $131 (€105) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings Europe or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 593 miles (956 km) by bus, flight or train from Budapest to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings Europe or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to Cologne.

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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 Budapest to Cologne.
FAQs
Is international travel between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany allowed?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Cologne from Budapest.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Budapest, Hungary from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Budapest from Cologne restricted?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Budapest from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Hungary:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 9/19/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Cologne from Budapest?

There are 3 ways to travel between Budapest and Cologne including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Budapest?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Budapest is by taking a bus, which costs on average $56 (€45).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is $75 (€60) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Cologne costing on average $131 (€105).

A bus is $31 (€25) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Budapest to Cologne costing on average $88 (€70).

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Budapest and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 17 h   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 25 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Budapest to Cologne?

The distance from Budapest to Cologne is approximately 593 miles (956 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Budapest to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Cologne is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling to Cologne from Budapest, what are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Budapest to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Budapest to Cologne for $56 (€45).
  • Eurowings Europe can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings Europe from Budapest to Cologne for $131 (€105) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Cologne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Budapest to Cologne tickets on Omio for $88 (€70).
Is there a direct service from Budapest to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Eurowings.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Budapest to Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Budapest to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Budapest to Cologne online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Budapest to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $56 (€45) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $131 (€105) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $88 (€70) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Budapest to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Cologne
Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
Amenities
Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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