How to travel from Detmold to Cologne

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Travel Information between Detmold and Cologne

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$14 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€21) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 107 miles (173 km) between Detmold and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Detmold to Cologne.

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

Our recommendation

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

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Deutsche Bahn

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You can travel by travel to Cologne from Detmold with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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 Detmold to Cologne travel.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Detmold to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel to Cologne 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 Detmold to Cologne.

      There are 2 options to travel to Cologne from Detmold including taking a train or bus.

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

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

      A bus is $10 (€9) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Detmold to Cologne costing on average $24 (€21).

      The fastest way to get to Cologne from Detmold is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

      Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

      Bus takes 3 h 25 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km) from Detmold to Cologne.

      The average frequency per day from Detmold to Cologne is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cologne from Detmold 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 when traveling from Detmold to Cologne:

        • Most travelers take a train from Detmold to Cologne Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Detmold to Cologne:

        • FlixBus or BlaBlaCar can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Detmold to Cologne for $14 (€12) on Omio.
        • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Detmold to Cologne for $24 (€21).

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

        • You'll find direct buses with.
        • You'll find direct trains with.

        Direct services to Cologne 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 trip.

        Your trip from Detmold to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main to your Detmold to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

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