How to travel from Cologne to Kiel

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Travel Information to Kiel from Cologne

distanceDistance268 miles (433 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$46 - $190
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $46 (€41) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $190 (€170) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, airmax or FlixTrain

Travel 268 miles (433 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Cologne and Kiel. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, airmax or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Kiel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Kiel

Travel Tips: Travel to Kiel 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 Kiel.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Kiel from Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $46 (€41).

This is compared to other travel options to Kiel:

A bus is generally $144 (€129) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $190 (€170) from Cologne to Kiel.

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $51 (€46) from Cologne to Kiel.

The fastest way to get to Kiel from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Kiel can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Kiel by train can take on average 5 h 11 min.

The distance from Cologne to Kiel is approximately 268 miles (433 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Kiel is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Kiel 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 Kiel:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) to Kiel.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Kiel Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Kiel by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Kiel tickets on Omio for $46 (€41).
  • Airmax can get you to Kiel by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with airmax from Cologne to Kiel for $190 (€170) on Omio.
  • FlixTrain can get you to Kiel by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with FlixTrain from Cologne to Kiel for $51 (€46) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Kiel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to take to Kiel with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Kiel 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 journey.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $46 (€41) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $190 (€170) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $51 (€46) one way on average.

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

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