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from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

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Travel Information from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 4 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 4 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Cologne and Friedrichshafen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Friedrichshafen.

Travel Tips

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

There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Friedrichshafen: coach or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Friedrichshafen the cheapest way?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Friedrichshafen, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Friedrichshafen:

A train journey is usually £7 less than a journey to Friedrichshafen by coach, which costs on average £28 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 27 min.

Other travel options between Cologne and Friedrichshafen can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 35 min.

How far is it from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?

Friedrichshafen is approximately 252 miles (407 km) away from Cologne.

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Friedrichshafen?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Friedrichshafen, Maybachplatz.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Friedrichshafen Stadt.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?

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

  • You can go to Friedrichshafen from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £28 with Flixbus from Cologne to Friedrichshafen on Omio.
  • You can go to Friedrichshafen from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £21 with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Friedrichshafen on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cologne to Friedrichshafen?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Friedrichshafen? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Friedrichshafen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Munich, Berlin or Zurich. If you're looking to explore Munich, Berlin or Zurich from Friedrichshafen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Friedrichshafen from Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £28 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £21 one way.

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

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