How to travel from Cologne to Paderborn

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Travel Information between Cologne and Paderborn

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$12 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 8 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Cologne to Paderborn. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Paderborn.

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

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

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Find the best trip between Cologne and Paderborn with Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Paderborn travel.

    FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Paderborn

    FAQs: Travel to Paderborn 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 Paderborn.

    There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Paderborn: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Paderborn is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $12 (€10) compared to other travel options to Paderborn:

    A bus is $3 (€3) less than a train with an average ticket price of $15 (€13) from Cologne to Paderborn.

    The fastest way from Cologne to Paderborn is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 23 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Paderborn that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 8 h 1 min of travel time.

    You should expect to travel around 94 miles (152 km) between Cologne and Paderborn.

    The average frequency per day from Cologne to Paderborn is:

    • Around 25 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Paderborn 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 Paderborn:

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

    The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Paderborn:

    • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, City-BahnChemnitz or National Express for trains to Paderborn. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Paderborn tickets on Omio for $17 (€15).

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

    • 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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

    Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Paderborn don't make Paderborn their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Paderborn are Munich, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam or Düsseldorf, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Paderborn to any of these top destinations today!

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