How to travel from Lucerne to Cologne

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Travel Information between Lucerne and Cologne

distanceDistance274 miles (442 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€25) • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€60) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 274 miles (442 km) between Lucerne and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lucerne to Cologne.

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

Our recommendation

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

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Deutsche Bahn

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FlixBus, Eurowings and Deutsche Bahn will get you between Lucerne and Cologne at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Cologne from Lucerne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Cologne from Lucerne.

        FAQs: Travel from Lucerne 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 Lucerne to Cologne.

        There are 3 travel options between Lucerne and Cologne. You can take a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Cologne is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $29 (€25) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

        A bus is $40 (€35) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Lucerne to Cologne costing on average $69 (€60).

        Taking a bus costs $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $35 (€30).

        The fastest way from Lucerne to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 11 h 30 min of travel time.

        Train takes on average 4 h 54 min.

        The Lucerne to Cologne distance is around 274 miles (442 km).

        The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Cologne is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Lucerne and 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 when traveling from Lucerne to Cologne:

          • Most travelers catch their bus from Lucerne, Train station and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
          • Most travelers board their train from Lucerne and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

          • You can travel to Cologne from Lucerne by bus with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $29 (€25) with FlixBus from Lucerne to Cologne.
          • You can go to Cologne from Lucerne by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $69 (€60) with Eurowings from Lucerne to Cologne on Omio.
          • You can take a train from Lucerne to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $35 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Lucerne to Cologne.

          Yes, there are direct routes from Lucerne to Cologne with the following travel companies:

          • You can book a direct bus with.
          • You can book a direct flight with Eurowings.
          • You can travel directly by train with.

          Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

          Many of our customers who book a trip from Lucerne 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 Lucerne and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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