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from Cologne to Bremen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Bremen on Jan 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Cologne and Bremen

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $179
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 3 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 3 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 167 miles (269 km) by bus, flight or train between Cologne and Bremen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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 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.

How do I go from Cologne to Bremen?

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Bremen: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Bremen?

The cheapest way to go to Bremen from Cologne is by taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bremen:

A train is $20 (€17) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Cologne to Bremen costing on average $42 (€35).

A train is generally $158 (€132) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $179 (€150) from Cologne to Bremen.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Bremen?

The fastest way to get to Bremen from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 4 min.

Other travel options to Bremen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bremen by bus can take on average 4 h 55 min.

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

How far is it from Cologne to Bremen?

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

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Bremen?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bremen is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Bremen?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Cologne to Bremen depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Bremen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Bremen Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bremen Hbf.

Which travel operators can get me to Bremen from Cologne?

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

  • You can travel to Bremen from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€35) with Flixbus from Cologne to Bremen.
  • You can go to Bremen from Cologne by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $179 (€150) with Lufthansa from Cologne to Bremen on Omio.
  • You can travel to Bremen from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $21 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bremen.

Is it possible to travel directly to Bremen from Cologne?

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

  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and travel with FlixTrain.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cologne to Bremen?

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 Berlin, Hamburg or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Berlin, Hamburg 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!

How early should I purchase Cologne to Bremen tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Bremen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $42 (€35) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $179 (€150) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $21 (€18) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Bremen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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