How to travel from Cologne to Biel/Bienne

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Travel Information from Cologne to Biel/Bienne

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $106
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€32) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $106 (€100) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 262 miles (423 km) to Biel/Bienne from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Biel/Bienne.

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International travel from Cologne, Germany to Biel/Bienne, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Biel/Bienne if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; 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 Biel/Bienne from Cologne.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Biel/Bienne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Biel/Bienne here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Biel/Bienne from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€32).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Biel/Bienne:

A bus is generally $72 (€68) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $106 (€100) from Cologne to Biel/Bienne.

A bus is generally $15 (€14) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $49 (€46) from Cologne to Biel/Bienne.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Biel/Bienne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 20 min.

In comparison, getting to Biel/Bienne by train can take on average 5 h 48 min.

The distance is approximately 262 miles (423 km) from Cologne to Biel/Bienne.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Biel/Bienne is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Biel/Bienne 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 from Cologne to Biel/Bienne:

  • Buses from Cologne to Biel/Bienne most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bienne / Biel.
  • Trains from Cologne to Biel/Bienne most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Biel/Bienne.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Biel/Bienne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Biel/Bienne tickets on Omio for $34 (€32).
  • Eurowings can get you to Biel/Bienne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Cologne to Biel/Bienne for $106 (€100) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Biel/Bienne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Biel/Bienne for $49 (€46) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Biel/Bienne? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Biel/Bienne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Basel, Zurich or Geneva. If you're looking to explore Basel, Zurich or Geneva from Biel/Bienne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $34 (€32) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $106 (€100) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $49 (€46) one way.

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

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