How to travel from Cologne to Paderborn

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Travel Information between Cologne and Paderborn

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Cologne to Paderborn. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Paderborn.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Paderborn

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 ways to travel between Cologne and Paderborn including taking a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Paderborn is by taking a train with an average price of $23 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Paderborn:

Taking a train is about $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $27 (€24) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Paderborn from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Paderborn can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 94 miles (152 km) from Cologne to Paderborn.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Paderborn is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Paderborn as scheduled services by bus 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 Paderborn:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Paderborn, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Paderborn Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Paderborn from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $27 (€24) with Flixbus from Cologne to Paderborn on Omio.
  • You can go to Paderborn from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $23 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Paderborn on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains a day to Paderborn with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Paderborn 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 route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Paderborn often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Munich or Düsseldorf. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Paderborn itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paderborn and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $27 (€24) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $23 (€20) one way on average.

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

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