How to travel from Nuremberg to Cologne

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Travel Information between Nuremberg and Cologne

distanceDistance208 miles (336 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $80
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€35) • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $80 (€72) • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 208 miles (336 km) to Cologne from Nuremberg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Nuremberg to Cologne.

How to get from Nuremberg to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Nuremberg to Cologne, 84,29% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Nuremberg to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg to Cologne.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Nuremberg to Cologne. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Nuremberg to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€35) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $6 (€5) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Nuremberg to Cologne costing on average $45 (€40).

Taking a bus is about $41 (€37) less than taking a train, which costs on average $80 (€72) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Nuremberg is by train, which takes on average 3 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

The Nuremberg to Cologne distance is around 208 miles (336 km).

The average frequency per day from Nuremberg to Cologne is:

  • 9 buses per day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Nuremberg, Opernhaus and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights mostly leave from Nuremberg Albrecht Dürer Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Nuremberg at Nürnberg Hbf and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Nuremberg to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $39 (€35) with Flixbus from Nuremberg to Cologne.
  • You can take a train from Nuremberg to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $80 (€72) with Deutsche Bahn from Nuremberg to Cologne.

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

  • You can find 9 direct buses per day to take to Cologne with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You'll find 14 direct trains a day to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn.

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 journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Nuremberg to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Nuremberg 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 for this trip costs on average $39 (€35) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $45 (€40) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $80 (€72) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Nuremberg 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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