How to travel from Kraków to Cologne

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Travel Information between Kraków and Cologne

distanceDistance572 miles (922 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$46 - $109
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $46 (€40) • 11 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€94) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSindbad, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 572 miles (922 km) by bus, train or flight to Cologne from Kraków. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Sindbad, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Kraków to Cologne.

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How to get from Kraków to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Kraków to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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You can travel by travel from Kraków to Cologne with Austrian Airlines, FlixBus and Lufthansa. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Kraków to Cologne travel.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel between Kraków and Cologne.

        FAQs: Travel from Kraków to Cologne

        FAQs: 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 Kraków to Cologne.

        You can get from Kraków to Cologne 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Kraków is a train with an average price of $46 (€40).

        This is compared to other travel options from Kraków to Cologne:

        Taking a train costs $16 (€14) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $63 (€54).

        A train is $62 (€54) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $109 (€94) from Kraków to Cologne.

        The fastest way from Kraków to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Getting to Cologne by bus takes 16 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes 11 h 41 min on average.

        The distance is approximately 572 miles (922 km) from Kraków to Cologne.

        The average frequency per day from Kraków to Cologne is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.

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

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

        • Buses mostly leave from Kraków, Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Flights mostly leave from John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice and tend to arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Kraków Główny and tend to arrive in Cologne Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Kraków to Cologne:

        • Sindbad, FlixBus or Infobus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Sindbad from Kraków to Cologne for $63 (€54) on Omio.
        • Travel with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Air Dolomiti to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Kraków to Cologne tickets on Omio for $154 (€133).
        • 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 Kraków to Cologne for $46 (€40).

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

        • Take a direct bus with Sindbad or FlixBus.
        • Direct services by plane with.
        • Direct services by train 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 between Kraków and Cologne.

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

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