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from Strasbourg to Cologne

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Wed
Sep 22
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Thu
Sep 23
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$25Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$72Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$97Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$41Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Sep 29
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$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Sep 30
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$21Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$53Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$66Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$41Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Wed
Oct 6
$41Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Oct 7
$41Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Oct 8
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Sat
Oct 9
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
Tue
Oct 12
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
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Travel Information to Cologne from Strasbourg

distanceDistance166 miles (267 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $41 (€33) • 3 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus or train to travel 166 miles (267 km) from Strasbourg to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Strasbourg to Cologne.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Strasbourg, France and Cologne, Germany allowed?

International travel from Strasbourg, France to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 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 9/21/21; 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 Strasbourg.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Strasbourg, France from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Strasbourg, 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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg, 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 9/21/21. 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 Strasbourg from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Strasbourg?

There are 2 travel options from Strasbourg to Cologne: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Strasbourg to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Strasbourg is by taking a bus, which costs on average $25 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is generally $16 (€13) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $41 (€33) from Strasbourg to Cologne.

What is the quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel from Strasbourg to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 3 h 19 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

What is the distance between Strasbourg and Cologne?

The distance from Strasbourg to Cologne is approximately 166 miles (267 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Strasbourg to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Strasbourg to Cologne is:

  • Around 16 buses per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Strasbourg to Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Strasbourg and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Cologne from Strasbourg?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Strasbourg by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $25 (€20) with Flixbus from Strasbourg to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Strasbourg to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for $41 (€33) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Strasbourg to Cologne.
Is there a way to travel directly from Strasbourg to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct services available from Strasbourg to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 16 direct buses per day and travel with BlaBlaCar.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Strasbourg to Cologne.

Where should I go next after I travel from Strasbourg to Cologne?
Omio customers who travel from Strasbourg to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Cologne from Strasbourg online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Strasbourg to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $25 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $41 (€33) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Strasbourg to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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