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from Heilbronn to Cologne

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Travel Information between Heilbronn and Cologne

distanceDistance159 miles (257 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $144
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€27) • 7 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€31) • 3 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 159 miles (257 km) to Cologne from Heilbronn. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Heilbronn to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Heilbronn to Cologne

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 Heilbronn to Cologne.

What are the ways to get from Heilbronn to Cologne?

There are 3 ways to travel between Heilbronn and Cologne including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Heilbronn to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Heilbronn is by taking a bus with an average price of $30 (€27).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $113 (€102) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $144 (€129) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $4 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $34 (€31) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Heilbronn to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Heilbronn is by train, which takes on average 3 h 59 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 4 h 45 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Heilbronn to Cologne would I travel?

The distance from Heilbronn to Cologne is approximately 159 miles (257 km).

How many services a day are there to Cologne from Heilbronn?

The average frequency per day from Heilbronn to Cologne is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Heilbronn and Cologne, where do I depart from Heilbronn and where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Buses from Heilbronn to Cologne most often leave from Heilbronn, Hbf (Central station) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Heilbronn to Cologne most often leave from Heilbronn Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Heilbronn to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Heilbronn to Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Heilbronn to Cologne tickets for $30 (€27) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Heilbronn to Cologne with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $144 (€129) with Lufthansa Cityline from Heilbronn to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train to Cologne from Heilbronn with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Heilbronn to Cologne tickets for $34 (€31) on Omio.

Can I travel directly to Cologne from Heilbronn?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with with 16 direct trains per day.

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 Heilbronn to Cologne.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Heilbronn to Cologne?

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

How far in advance should I buy tickets from Heilbronn to Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $30 (€27) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $144 (€129) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $34 (€31) one way for this route.

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

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