How to travel from Cologne to Bamberg

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from Cologne to Bamberg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Bamberg on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h44 08:32PMBamberg, Bahnhofsvorplatz/Ludwigstraße
1 transfer
07:54PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h55 01:49AMBamberg, Bahnhofsvorplatz/Ludwigstraße
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05:46AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h46 10:32AMBamberg, Bahnhofsvorplatz/Ludwigstraße
1 transfer
07:48AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h44 12:32PMBamberg, Bahnhofsvorplatz/Ludwigstraße
1 transfer
10:49AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h43 04:32PMBamberg, Bahnhofsvorplatz/Ludwigstraße
3 transfers

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Travel Information from Cologne to Bamberg

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $44
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $3 (€3) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€24) • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 187 miles (302 km) to Bamberg from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Bamberg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Bamberg

Travel Tips: Travel to Bamberg 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 Cologne to Bamberg.

There are 4 travel options from Cologne to Bamberg: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bamberg from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $3 (€3).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bamberg:

A flight is $41 (€39) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Bamberg costing on average $44 (€42).

A flight is $22 (€21) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Bamberg costing on average $25 (€24).

The fastest way from Cologne to Bamberg is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bamberg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 4 h 40 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 187 miles (302 km) from Cologne to Bamberg.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bamberg is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bamberg, Bahnhof (Brennerstraße).
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bamberg, Bahnhof.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Bamberg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Bamberg tickets on Omio for $44 (€42).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Bamberg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Bamberg tickets on Omio for $25 (€24).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Bamberg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Nuremberg, Munich or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Bamberg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bamberg and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Cologne to Bamberg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $44 (€42) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $25 (€24) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Bamberg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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