How to travel from Cologne to Papenburg

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Travel Information between Cologne and Papenburg

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€22) • 3 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) between Cologne and Papenburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Cologne to Papenburg.

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

The cheapest way to go to Papenburg from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Papenburg:

Taking a flight is usually $48 (€43) less than taking a bus to Papenburg, which costs on average $48 (€43) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is about $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1) for this journey.

Taking a flight is usually $24 (€22) less than taking a train to Papenburg, which costs on average $24 (€22) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Papenburg from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 9 min.

Other travel options to Papenburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km) from Cologne to Papenburg.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Papenburg is:

  • 22 trains per day.

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

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

  • Trains from Cologne to Papenburg most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Papenburg (Ems).

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

  • You can travel between Cologne and Papenburg by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $48 (€43) with Flixbus from Cologne to Papenburg.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Papenburg with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€22) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Papenburg.

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

  • You can find around 5 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $48 (€43) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $24 (€22) one way.

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

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