How to travel from Cologne to Bremen

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from Cologne to Bremen

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

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To get from Cologne to Bremen on Feb 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Bremen from Cologne

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $37
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€32) • 3 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 167 miles (269 km) between Cologne and Bremen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Bremen.

How to get from Cologne to Bremen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Bremen, 71,43% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cologne to Bremen and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Bremen

Travel Tips: Travel to Bremen 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 Bremen.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Bremen. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Bremen is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Bremen:

A flight is $15 (€13) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Bremen costing on average $20 (€17).

Taking a flight is about $32 (€28) less than taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€32) for this route.

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

You should expect to travel around 167 miles (269 km) between Cologne and Bremen.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bremen is:

  • 18 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Bremen from Cologne 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 Bremen:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bremen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Bremen Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bremen Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Bremen with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€17) with Flixbus from Cologne to Bremen.
  • You can travel by train from Cologne to Bremen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Bremen tickets for $37 (€32) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Bremen with Deutsche Bahn with 18 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Bremen 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 route.

Your trip from Cologne to Bremen doesn't have to end in Bremen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Hamburg, Berlin or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Hamburg, Berlin or Amsterdam to your Cologne to Bremen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bremen today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $20 (€17) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $37 (€32) one way.

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

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