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from Leipzig to Cologne

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Sep 22
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Sep 23
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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Sep 27
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Sep 28
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Sep 29
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
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$178Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information between Leipzig and Cologne

distanceDistance236 miles (380 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $148
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 4 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $148 (€118) • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 236 miles (380 km) by bus, flight or train between Leipzig and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leipzig to Cologne.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Leipzig to Cologne?

There are 3 travel options from Leipzig to Cologne: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Leipzig to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Leipzig is by taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a train is about $15 (€12) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $38 (€30) for this trip.

A train is $126 (€100) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Leipzig to Cologne costing on average $148 (€118).

What is the quickest way to get from Leipzig to Cologne?

The fastest way from Leipzig to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 37 min.

What is the distance between Leipzig and Cologne?

Cologne is approximately 236 miles (380 km) away from Leipzig.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Leipzig to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Leipzig to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Cologne from Leipzig, what are the departure and arrival points in Leipzig and Cologne?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Leipzig at Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights most often depart from Leipzig at Leipzig/Halle Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Leipzig to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a bus from Leipzig to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€30) with Flixbus from Leipzig to Cologne.
  • You can take a flight from Leipzig to Cologne with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $148 (€118) with Lufthansa Cityline from Leipzig to Cologne.
  • You can go to Cologne from Leipzig by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $22 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Leipzig to Cologne on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Leipzig to Cologne?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 12 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 Leipzig to Cologne.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Leipzig to Cologne?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Leipzig 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 Leipzig and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets between Leipzig and Cologne online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Leipzig to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $38 (€30) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $148 (€118) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $22 (€18) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Leipzig to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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