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from Cologne to Bamberg

You can get from Cologne to Bamberg by train, bus or flight.

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Travel from Cologne to Bamberg
Travel to Bamberg 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 Cologne to Bamberg.
What are my Cologne to Bamberg travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Bamberg including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Bamberg?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Bamberg, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bamberg:

A coach journey is usually £5 less than a journey to Bamberg by train, which costs on average £21 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Bamberg from Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Bamberg from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 45 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 51 min   on average.

How many miles from Cologne to Bamberg would I travel?

The distance between Cologne and Bamberg is around 187 miles (302 km).

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Bamberg?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bamberg is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cologne to Bamberg as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cologne to Bamberg?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Bamberg, Bahnhof (Brennerstraße).
  • Trains from Cologne to Bamberg most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bamberg, Bahnhof.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Bamberg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Bamberg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bamberg by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Bamberg tickets on Omio for £16.
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can take you to Bamberg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn with connection from Cologne to Bamberg for £21.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cologne to Bamberg ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Cologne to Bamberg don't make Bamberg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Nuremberg, Munich or Berlin, either of which you could add to your Cologne and Bamberg trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bamberg to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket to Bamberg from Cologne online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £16 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £21 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Bamberg 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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