How to get to Cologne from Budapest

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from Budapest to Cologne

How to get to Cologne from Budapest by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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train

The best way to travel from Budapest to Cologne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:4013h46
Budapest Keleti
22:26Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1481One-way
3 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:4013h46
Budapest Keleti
22:26Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1481One-way
3 changes
Fastest
Eurowings
20:251h50
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
22:15Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
£2201One-way
0 changes
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
09:4011h25
Budapest Keleti
21:05Cologne Hbf
£1581One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:4012h08
Budapest Keleti
20:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1581One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:4012h11
Budapest Keleti
22:51Cologne Hbf
£1581One-way
3 changes
Austrian Airlines
15:054h35
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
19:40Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
£4521One-way
1 change
Lufthansa Cityline
17:255h30
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
22:55Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
£4521One-way
1 change
Lufthansa Cityline
17:255h15
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
22:40Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
£4741One-way
1 change

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Travel Information from Budapest to Cologne

distanceDistance593 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£45 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £45 • 11 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £70 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 593 miles to Cologne from Budapest. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Budapest to Cologne.

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You can travel by travel between Budapest and Cologne with Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and Lufthansa. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel from Budapest to Cologne. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Budapest to Cologne.

        FAQs: Budapest to Cologne

        FAQs: 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 Budapest to Cologne.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel between Budapest and Cologne including taking a train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Budapest and Cologne is a train with an average price of £45.

        This is compared to other travel options from Budapest to Cologne:

        Taking a train costs £1 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £45 for the same trip.

        Taking a train costs £25 less than taking a flight, which costs on average £70 for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Cologne from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 50 min.

        Other travel options to Cologne take longer:

        Coach takes 15 h 35 min on average.

        Getting to Cologne by train takes 11 h 25 min on average.

        The Budapest to Cologne distance is approximately 593 miles.

        The average frequency per day from Budapest to Cologne is:

        • Around 1 train per day.

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

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Budapest to Cologne:

        • Coaches most often depart from Budapest at Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér and arrive in Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Flights most often depart from Budapest at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

        • You can go to Cologne from Budapest by coach with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Karat-S. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £45 with FlixBus from Budapest to Cologne on Omio.
        • You can go to Cologne from Budapest by plane with Eurowings, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Malta Air, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Austrian Airlines, Smartwings or Air Dolomiti. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £48 with Wizz Air from Budapest to Cologne on Omio.
        • You can travel between Budapest and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Sylt Shuttle Plus or Student Agency. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £45 with Deutsche Bahn from Budapest to Cologne.

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

        • You'll find direct coaches with FlixBus.
        • You can take a direct flight with.
        • You can book a direct train with.

        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 trip.

        Looking to extend your trip from Budapest to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Budapest to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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