How to travel from Erfurt to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Erfurt

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 6 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $32 (€28) • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Cologne from Erfurt. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Erfurt to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Erfurt to Cologne

Travel Tips: 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 Erfurt to Cologne.

There are 4 ways to get from Erfurt to Cologne: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Erfurt is by taking a bus, which costs on average $25 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $38 (€33) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $64 (€55) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $32 (€28) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Erfurt is by train, which takes on average 4 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 20 min.

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

The distance is approximately 177 miles (285 km) from Erfurt to Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Erfurt at Erfurt, Urbicher Kreuz and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Trains mostly leave from Erfurt Hbf and tend to arrive in Köln Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Erfurt to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Erfurt to Cologne tickets on Omio for $32 (€28).
Looking to extend your trip from Erfurt to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Erfurt to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $25 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $64 (€55) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $32 (€28) one way.

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

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