How to travel from Cologne to Göttingen

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from Cologne to Göttingen

How to get from Cologne to Göttingen by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Cologne to Göttingen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Cologne to Göttingen

distanceDistance135 miles (218 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$17 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 135 miles (218 km) between Cologne and Göttingen. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Cologne to Göttingen.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best journey between Cologne and Göttingen with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Göttingen from Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Göttingen

      FAQs: Travel to Göttingen 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 Göttingen.

      There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Göttingen: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Göttingen is a bus with an average price of $14 (€12).

      This is compared to other travel options from Cologne to Göttingen:

      A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Cologne to Göttingen.

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of ().

      Taking a bus costs $3 (€3) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $17 (€15).

      The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Göttingen is by train, which takes on average 3 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 5 h 5 min of travel time.

      The Cologne to Göttingen distance is around 135 miles (218 km).

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Göttingen is:

      • 5 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Göttingen at Göttingen, ZOB.
      • Trains from Cologne to Göttingen most often leave from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Göttingen station.

      The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Göttingen:

      • BlaBlaCar or FlixBus can get you to Göttingen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Cologne to Göttingen for $14 (€12) on Omio.
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Göttingen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Göttingen tickets on Omio for $21 (€18).

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

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You'll find direct ferries with.
      • You can book a direct flight with.
      • You can book a direct train with.

      Direct services to Göttingen 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 trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Göttingen? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Göttingen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg, Munich or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg, Munich or Paris from Göttingen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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