How to travel from Budapest to Cologne

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Travel Information from Budapest to Cologne

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$46 - $90
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $46 (€40) • 11 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $90 (€78) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 593 miles (956 km) by train, bus or flight to Cologne from Budapest. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Budapest to Cologne.

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from Budapest to Cologne

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

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bus

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

STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
10:50AM21h15
Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
08:05AMCologne
$721One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
10:50AM21h15
Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
08:05AMCologne
$721One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Austrian Airlines
07:00AM3h25
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
10:25AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5361One-way
1 transfer
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM12h26
Budapest Keleti
10:06PMCologne Hbf
$1251One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM11h34
Budapest Keleti
09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1251One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM13h26
Budapest Keleti
11:06PMCologne Hbf
$1251One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
11:20PM18h05
Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
$761One-way
0 transfers
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
11:15AM20h50
Budapest
08:05AMCologne
$721One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
01:35PM16h45
Budapest
06:20AMKöln, Flughafen
$851One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
03:05PM4h35
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
07:40PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$4141One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
11:20AM6h05
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
05:25PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5361One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa
05:25PM5h30
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
10:55PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$5751One-way
1 transfer

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa will get you between Budapest and Cologne at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Cologne from Budapest. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    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.

      Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a travel and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Budapest 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 Budapest to Cologne.
        FAQs

        There are 3 ways to get from Budapest to Cologne: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Budapest is by taking a train, which costs on average $46 (€40).

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

        Taking a train costs $12 (€10) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $58 (€50).

        Taking a train costs $44 (€38) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $90 (€78) for the same trip.

        The fastest way from Budapest to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 15 h 35 min.

        Train takes 11 h 23 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Budapest to Cologne is:

        • 1 train per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Budapest 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 Budapest to Cologne:

        • Most travelers take a bus from Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér to Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Most travelers take a flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

        • You can travel from Budapest to Cologne by bus with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Karat-S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $58 (€50) with FlixBus from Budapest to Cologne.
        • You can go to Cologne from Budapest by plane with Eurowings, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Malta Air, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Austrian Airlines, Smartwings or Air Dolomiti. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $62 (€54) with Wizz Air from Budapest to Cologne on Omio.
        • You can go to Cologne from Budapest by train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or Student Agency. You'll see cheap train tickets for $46 (€40) with Deutsche Bahn from Budapest to Cologne on Omio.

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

        • Take a direct bus with FlixBus.
        • Take a direct flight with.
        • Direct services by train with.

        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 to Cologne from Budapest.

        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 Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main, 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!
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