How to travel from Cologne to Ludwigshafen

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from Cologne to Ludwigshafen

How to get from Cologne to Ludwigshafen by train or bus.

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

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Travel Information from Cologne to Ludwigshafen

distanceDistance120 miles (193 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$14 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€25) • 2 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 120 miles (193 km) by train or bus to Ludwigshafen from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Ludwigshafen.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Cologne to Ludwigshafen

Find the best trip to Ludwigshafen from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Ludwigshafen from Cologne. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Ludwigshafen

      FAQs: Travel to Ludwigshafen 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 Ludwigshafen.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Ludwigshafen from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€12).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Cologne to Ludwigshafen:

      A bus is $15 (€13) less than a train with an average ticket price of $28 (€25) from Cologne to Ludwigshafen.

      The fastest way from Cologne to Ludwigshafen is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 39 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Ludwigshafen that take longer:

      Bus takes 3 h 10 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 120 miles (193 km) between Cologne and Ludwigshafen.

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Ludwigshafen is:

      • 9 buses per day.
      • 17 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cologne to Ludwigshafen 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 Ludwigshafen:

      • Buses mostly depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, ZOB.
      • Trains from Cologne to Ludwigshafen most often leave from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Oppau.

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

      • You can travel by bus from Cologne to Ludwigshafen with FlixBus or Student Agency, and you can find FlixBus Cologne to Ludwigshafen tickets for $14 (€12) on Omio.
      • You can take a train from Cologne to Ludwigshafen with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $28 (€25) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ludwigshafen.

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

      • Direct buses with FlixBus with 5 direct buses per day.
      • 17 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ludwigshafen 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 Ludwigshafen.

      Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Ludwigshafen often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Frankfurt am Main, Die, Frankfurt Hahn Airport or Heidelberg. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ludwigshafen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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