How to travel from Cologne to Bielefeld

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Travel Information to Bielefeld from Cologne

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€18) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€24) • 1 h 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 102 miles (164 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cologne to Bielefeld. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Bielefeld.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Bielefeld

Travel to Bielefeld 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 Bielefeld.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Bielefeld from Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $19 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Bielefeld:

A bus is generally $6 (€6) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $26 (€24) from Cologne to Bielefeld.

The fastest way from Cologne to Bielefeld is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 54 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km) between Cologne and Bielefeld.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bielefeld is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 59 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Bielefeld:

  • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bielefeld at Bielefeld, Bf Brackwede.
  • Trains from Cologne to Bielefeld most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bielefeld Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Bielefeld with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $19 (€18) with Flixbus from Cologne to Bielefeld.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Bielefeld with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $26 (€24) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bielefeld.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 45 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Bielefeld often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Munich or Hamburg. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Bielefeld itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bielefeld and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $19 (€18) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $26 (€24) one way on average.

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

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