How to travel from Magdeburg to Cologne

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Travel Information from Magdeburg to Cologne

distanceDistance216 miles (349 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $172
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $172 (€150) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 216 miles (349 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Cologne from Magdeburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Magdeburg to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg to Cologne.

There are 4 travel options from Magdeburg to Cologne: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Magdeburg and Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $32 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $140 (€122) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $172 (€150) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $50 (€44) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Magdeburg is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 44 min   of travel time.

The distance from Magdeburg to Cologne is approximately 216 miles (349 km).

The average frequency per day from Magdeburg to Cologne is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Magdeburg 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 from Magdeburg to Cologne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Magdeburg, ZOB and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Trains mostly leave from Magdeburg Hbf and tend to arrive in Köln Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Magdeburg to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Magdeburg to Cologne for $32 (€28) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Magdeburg to Cologne tickets on Omio for $172 (€150).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Magdeburg to Cologne tickets on Omio for $50 (€44).

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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 Magdeburg to Cologne.

Omio customers who travel from Magdeburg to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $32 (€28) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $172 (€150) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $50 (€44) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Magdeburg 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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