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from Interlaken to Cologne

You can get from Interlaken to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Interlaken to Cologne on Oct 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:05PMInterlaken West9h00 08:05AMCologne Hbf
4 changes
$371One-way
Cheapest
11:05PMInterlaken West9h00 08:05AMCologne Hbf
4 changes
$371One-way
Other options
11:00PMInterlaken Ost9h05 08:05AMCologne Hbf
4 changes
$371One-way
08:05PMInterlaken West10h00 06:05AMCologne Hbf
1 changes
$691One-way
07:05PMInterlaken West13h00 08:05AMCologne Hbf
5 changes
$451One-way

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Sat
Oct 16
$69Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Oct 17
$37Deutsche Bahn
$197Tuifly
Tue
Oct 19
$37Deutsche Bahn
$61Eurowings
Thu
Oct 21
$61Deutsche Bahn
$59Eurowings

Travel Information from Interlaken to Cologne

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $312
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $61 (€50) • 6 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $312 (€255) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 296 miles (477 km) by flight or train to Cologne from Interlaken. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Interlaken to Cologne.

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FAQs
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Interlaken to Cologne?

Travel between Interlaken, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Interlaken?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 10/15/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Interlaken and Cologne.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Interlaken, Switzerland from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel to Interlaken, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Interlaken, Switzerland was last verified on 10/15/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Interlaken from Cologne.

How do I travel from Interlaken to Cologne?

You can travel from Interlaken to Cologne 2 different ways: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Interlaken?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Interlaken is by taking a train, which costs on average $61 (€50).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a train is usually $251 (€205) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $312 (€255) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Interlaken to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Interlaken is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 6 h 7 min.

How far is it from Interlaken to Cologne?

The distance is approximately 296 miles (477 km) from Interlaken to Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Interlaken to Cologne is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Interlaken and Cologne as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Trains most often depart from Interlaken at Interlaken Ost and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Interlaken to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Interlaken 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 Interlaken to Cologne for $312 (€255) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Interlaken to Cologne for $61 (€50) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Interlaken to Cologne?
Omio customers who travel from Interlaken to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Cologne from Interlaken online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $312 (€255) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $61 (€50) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Interlaken 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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