How to travel from Malmö to Cologne

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from Malmö to Cologne

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

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To get from Malmö to Cologne on Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Malmö and Cologne

distanceDistance407 miles (656 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $86
fastestFastest modeTrain • $86 (€80) • 10 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 407 miles (656 km) from Malmö to Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Malmö to Cologne.

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FAQs

Travel between Malmö, Sweden and Cologne, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Sweden enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Malmö?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 8/8/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Cologne from Malmö.

The current restriction level for returning to Malmö, Sweden from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Malmö, Sweden from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering Sweden is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Malmö from Cologne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Malmö, Sweden regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Sweden must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Malmö from Cologne here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Malmö is by taking a flight, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A flight is generally $46 (€43) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $49 (€45) from Malmö to Cologne.

A flight is $84 (€78) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Malmö to Cologne costing on average $86 (€80).

The quickest way to travel from Malmö to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 10 h 17 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 2 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 407 miles (656 km) between Malmö and Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Malmö to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Malmö, Norra Vallgatan and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Malmo Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Malmö Centralstation to Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Malmö by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $49 (€45) with Flixbus from Malmö to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel to Cologne from Malmö by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $86 (€80) with Deutsche Bahn from Malmö to Cologne.
Omio customers who travel from Malmö to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to. 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 Malmö 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 is costing on average $49 (€45) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $2 (€2) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $86 (€80) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Malmö 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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