How to travel from Olten to Cologne

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Travel Information between Olten and Cologne

distanceDistance250 miles (404 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $346
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€32) • 8 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $151 (€140) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 250 miles (404 km) between Olten and 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Olten to Cologne.

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FAQs

International travel from Olten, Switzerland to Cologne, Germany is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Olten?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 8/7/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Cologne from Olten.

The restriction level for your return to Olten, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Olten from Cologne restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Olten from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Olten, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Olten from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Olten to Cologne: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Olten is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€32).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $116 (€108) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $151 (€140) for this route.

A bus is generally $311 (€289) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $346 (€321) from Olten to Cologne.

Taking a bus is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $45 (€42) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Olten to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 45 min.

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

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 31 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 250 miles (404 km) between Olten and Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Olten to Cologne is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Olten 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 Olten to Cologne:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Olten, Gösgerstrasse (Bahnhof) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travelers take a train from Olten Bhf to Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Olten to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€32) with Flixbus from Olten to Cologne.
  • You can take a flight from Olten to Cologne with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $151 (€140) with Eurowings from Olten to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train between Olten and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Olten to Cologne tickets for $45 (€42) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Olten to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Olten 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.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $34 (€32) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $151 (€140) one way for this trip.
  • A ferry ticket costs $346 (€321) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $45 (€42) one way.

But we recommend booking Olten 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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