How to travel from Kiel to Cologne

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Travel Information between Kiel and Cologne

distanceDistance268 miles (433 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $260
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€40) • 9 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $260 (€250) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, airmax or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 268 miles (433 km) to Cologne from Kiel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, airmax or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Kiel to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Kiel 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 Kiel to Cologne.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Cologne from Kiel. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Kiel to Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $42 (€40).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is generally $219 (€210) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $260 (€250) from Kiel to Cologne.

Taking a bus is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $44 (€42) for the same trip.

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

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 11 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 268 miles (433 km) from Kiel to Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Kiel to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Kiel to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Kiel to Cologne depart from Kiel Hbf to Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Kiel by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $42 (€40) with Flixbus from Kiel to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Kiel and Cologne with airmax, and you can find airmax Kiel to Cologne tickets for $260 (€250) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Kiel and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $44 (€42) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Kiel to Cologne.
Your trip from Kiel 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 Kiel to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $42 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $260 (€250) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $44 (€42) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Kiel 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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