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from Kraków to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Kraków to Cologne on Sep 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15AMKraków12h00 10:15PMCologne Hbf
1 changes
$1371One-way
Cheapest
04:15PMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy19h05 11:20AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 changes
$611One-way
Other options
12:01AMKraków15h18 03:19PMCologne Hbf
1 changes
$871One-way
12:01AMKraków16h37 04:38PMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$871One-way
12:01AMKraków16h44 04:45PMCologne Hbf
2 changes
$871One-way

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Mon
Sep 27
$87Deutsche Bahn
$53Flixbus
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Tue
Sep 28
$68Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$642Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$50Deutsche Bahn
$47Flixbus
$554Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 30
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$52Sindbad
$330Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 1
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50Flixbus
$397Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 2
$99Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$475Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$50Deutsche Bahn
$47Flixbus
$475Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 4
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$41Flixbus
$261Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$50Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$261Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 7
$50Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$260Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 9
$50Deutsche Bahn
$72Sindbad
$211Lufthansa

Travel Information between Kraków and Cologne

distanceDistance570 miles (920 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $188
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $50 (€40) • 14 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $188 (€151) • 4 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Sindbad or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 570 miles (920 km) by flight, bus or train to Cologne from Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $50 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Sindbad or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Kraków to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Kraków, Poland and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel from Kraków, Poland to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Kraków restricted?

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

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

  • 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

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 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Kraków and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Poland from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Kraków, Poland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Kraków from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Poland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Kraków, Poland?

You should observe these safety measures in Poland 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 Poland was last checked on 9/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Kraków from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Cologne from Kraków?

There are 3 ways to travel to Cologne from Kraków including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kraków to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Kraków is by taking a train, which costs on average $50 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A train is $139 (€111) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Kraków to Cologne costing on average $188 (€151).

Taking a train is about $24 (€19) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $74 (€59) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Kraków to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Kraków is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 16 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 14 h 24 min.

What is the distance between Kraków and Cologne?

Cologne is approximately 570 miles (920 km) away from Kraków.

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

The average frequency per day from Kraków to Cologne is:

  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cologne from Kraków 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 Kraków to Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Kraków to Cologne depart from John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Kraków, Jubilat and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Kraków to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a flight from Kraków to Cologne with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $188 (€151) with Lufthansa Cityline from Kraków to Cologne.
  • You can take a bus from Kraków to Cologne with Sindbad. Cheap tickets can be found for $74 (€59) with Sindbad from Kraków to Cologne.
  • You can take a train from Kraków to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $50 (€40) with Deutsche Bahn from Kraków to Cologne.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Kraków and Cologne ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Kraków to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Kraków to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Kraków to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Kraków 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 costs on average $188 (€151) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $74 (€59) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Kraków
Cologne
Krakow Glowny
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Krakow Plaszow
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