How to get to Friedrichshafen from Cologne

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from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

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

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

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Travel Information from Cologne to Friedrichshafen

distanceDistance252 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£16 - £72
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 4 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £72 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or coach to travel 252 miles between Cologne and Friedrichshafen. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Cologne to Friedrichshafen.

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Deutsche Bahn

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You can travel by travel from Cologne to Friedrichshafen with Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Friedrichshafen travel.

    FAQs: Cologne to Friedrichshafen

    FAQs: 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.

    You can get to Friedrichshafen from Cologne 2 different ways: train or coach.

    The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £16 compared to other travel options to Friedrichshafen:

    A train is £10 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Cologne to Friedrichshafen costing on average £26.

    Taking a train costs £56 less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of £72.

    The fastest way from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Friedrichshafen that take longer:

    Taking a coach requires on average 11 h of travel time.

    Getting to Friedrichshafen by train takes 4 h 28 min on average.

    The Cologne to Friedrichshafen distance is approximately 252 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Cologne to Friedrichshafen is:

    • 12 trains a day.

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

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

    • Coaches from Cologne to Friedrichshafen most often leave from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Friedrichshafen, Am Flugplatz.
    • Flights from Cologne to Friedrichshafen most often leave from Cologne Bonn Airport and arrive in Friedrichshafen Airport.
    • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Cologne Hbf and arrive in Friedrichshafen at Friedrichshafen Stadt.

    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 train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £16 with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Friedrichshafen on Omio.

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

    • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn with 1 direct train per day.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Friedrichshafen often also extend their holiday to go to Munich, Konstanz, Berlin, Paris or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Friedrichshafen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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