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Travel Information to Cologne from Geneva

distanceDistance328 miles (529 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $398
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€30) • 6 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $398 (€331) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 328 miles (529 km) by flight, bus or train to Cologne from Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Geneva to Cologne.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Cologne

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Geneva, Switzerland?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Geneva restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Geneva?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Geneva closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Cologne, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Geneva, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Geneva from Cologne restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Geneva to Cologne?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Geneva and Cologne. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Geneva to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $36 (€30) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a train is about $363 (€302) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $398 (€331) for this trip.

A train is $10 (€8) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Geneva to Cologne costing on average $46 (€38).

What is the quickest way from Geneva to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Geneva is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 17 h 10 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 49 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Geneva to Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 328 miles (529 km) between Geneva and Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Cologne is:

  • 17 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Geneva to Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Geneva to Cologne:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Geneva International Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Geneva to Cologne depart from Genève to Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Geneva to Cologne?

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

  • Lufthansa can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Geneva to Cologne for $398 (€331) on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Geneva to Cologne tickets on Omio for $46 (€38).
  • 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 Geneva to Cologne for $36 (€30).

Is there a direct service between Geneva and Cologne?

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

  • You can find around 17 direct trains per day and travel with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Geneva to Cologne.

Where should I go next after I travel between Geneva and Cologne?

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

How far in advance should I book my Geneva to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Geneva to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $398 (€331) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $46 (€38) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $36 (€30) one way.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.