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from Biel/Bienne to Cologne

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Travel Information to Cologne from Biel/Bienne

distanceDistance262 miles (423 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £214
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 6 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £214 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 262 miles (423 km) by flight or train from Biel/Bienne to 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Biel/Bienne to Cologne.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Cologne, Germany from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland currently allowed?

International travel from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if travelling from Biel/Bienne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

All travellers 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 17/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Biel/Bienne to Cologne.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Biel/Bienne, Switzerland from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Biel/Bienne, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Biel/Bienne from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Biel/Bienne from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 13/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Biel/Bienne from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Biel/Bienne to Cologne: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Biel/Bienne to Cologne, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A train is generally £197 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £214 from Biel/Bienne to Cologne.

What is the fastest way to get to Cologne from Biel/Bienne?

The quickest way to travel between Biel/Bienne and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 16 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

The Biel/Bienne to Cologne distance is approximately 262 miles (423 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Biel/Bienne to Cologne is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Biel/Bienne and Cologne as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Biel/Bienne? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Biel/Bienne to Cologne:

  • Most travellers catch their train from Biel/Bienne and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel from Biel/Bienne to Cologne by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £214 with Lufthansa Cityline from Biel/Bienne to Cologne.
  • You can take a train from Biel/Bienne to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Deutsche Bahn from Biel/Bienne to Cologne.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Biel/Bienne to Cologne?

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

How far in advance should I buy my Biel/Bienne to Cologne ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £214 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £17 one way.

But we recommend booking Biel/Bienne 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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