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from Marseille to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Marseille to Cologne on Sep 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10AMMarseille Provence Airport5h20 11:30AMCologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
$5071One-way
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06:10AMMarseille Provence Airport5h20 11:30AMCologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
$5071One-way

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Fri
Sep 24
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$106Flixbus
$587Air Dolomiti
Sat
Sep 25
$201Deutsche Bahn with connection
$98Flixbus
$507Air Dolomiti
Sun
Sep 26
$201Deutsche Bahn with connection
$106Flixbus
$507Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 27
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$62Flixbus
$427Air Dolomiti
Tue
Sep 28
$84Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$427Air Dolomiti
Wed
Sep 29
$84Deutsche Bahn with connection
$62Flixbus
$358Air Dolomiti
Thu
Sep 30
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$106Flixbus
$358Air Dolomiti
Fri
Oct 1
$84Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$358Air Dolomiti
Sun
Oct 3
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Flixbus
$494tab
Mon
Oct 4
$91Deutsche Bahn with connection
$60Flixbus
$358Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 6
$60Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56Flixbus
$198Air Dolomiti
Fri
Oct 8
$84Deutsche Bahn with connection
$42Flixbus
$198Air Dolomiti
Sat
Oct 9
$84Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Flixbus
$198Air Dolomiti
Sun
Oct 10
$103Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56Flixbus
$375tab
Mon
Oct 11
$77Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$494tab
Tue
Oct 12
$78Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$238Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 13
$66Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50Flixbus
$238Air Dolomiti
Thu
Oct 14
$78Deutsche Bahn with connection
$82Flixbus
$198Air Dolomiti

Travel Information from Marseille to Cologne

distanceDistance531 miles (857 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$46 - $306
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $46 (€37) • 19 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $306 (€245) • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 531 miles (857 km) by bus, flight or train between Marseille and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $46 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Marseille to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Marseille, France currently allowed?

Travel from Marseille, France to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Marseille restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Marseille?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Marseille and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Marseille, France from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Marseille, France from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Marseille, France from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

Which rules do I need to follow in Marseille, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. 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 Marseille from Cologne here.

How do I get from Marseille to Cologne?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $46 (€37) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $260 (€208) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $306 (€245) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $39 (€31) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $85 (€68) from Marseille to Cologne.

What is the fastest way from Marseille to Cologne?

The fastest way from Marseille to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 19 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 55 min.

What is the distance between Marseille and Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 531 miles (857 km) between Marseille and Cologne.

How many services a day are there from Marseille to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Marseille to Cologne is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Marseille to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Marseille and in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Marseille, Gare Saint-Charles and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Marseille Provence Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Marseille-St-Charles and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Marseille to Cologne?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Marseille to Cologne tickets on Omio for $46 (€37).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Marseille to Cologne tickets on Omio for $306 (€245).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Marseille to Cologne tickets on Omio for $85 (€68).
Where should I go next after I travel between Marseille and Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Marseille to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Marseille to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Cologne from Marseille online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $46 (€37) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $306 (€245) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $85 (€68) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Marseille to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Marseille
Cologne
Marseille
Amenities
Marseille-St-Charles
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