How to get from Magdeburg to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Magdeburg to Cologne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||216 miles (349 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$28 - $129|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $28 (€24) • 9 h 33 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $129 (€110) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 216 miles (349 km) from Magdeburg to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Magdeburg to Cologne.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $19 (€16). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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 Magdeburg to Cologne travel.
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.
There are 3 travel options to Cologne from Magdeburg. You can take a bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Magdeburg to Cologne is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $28 (€24) compared to other travel options to Cologne:
Taking a train costs $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $33 (€28).
Taking a train costs $101 (€86) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $129 (€110).
The quickest way to travel from Magdeburg to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Taking a bus requires on average 7 h 10 min of travel time.
Taking a train requires on average 9 h 33 min of travel time.
The distance is approximately 216 miles (349 km) from Magdeburg to Cologne.
The average frequency per day from Magdeburg to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Cologne from Magdeburg as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Magdeburg to Cologne:
The following travel companies offer services from Magdeburg to Cologne:
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