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from Cologne to Sankt Gallen

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Travel Information from Cologne to Sankt Gallen

distanceDistance265 miles (428 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £70
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 5 h 47 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £70 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 265 miles (428 km) from Cologne to Sankt Gallen. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Sankt Gallen.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Sankt Gallen, Switzerland if I’m coming from Cologne, Germany?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Sankt Gallen, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Sankt Gallen from Cologne?

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 20/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Sankt Gallen from Cologne.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Sankt Gallen, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Sankt Gallen, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Sankt Gallen?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 21/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Sankt Gallen here.

How do you get from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

There are 3 ways to travel from Cologne to Sankt Gallen including taking a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Sankt Gallen, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Sankt Gallen:

A train is generally £43 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £70 from Cologne to Sankt Gallen.

A train is generally £34 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £61 from Cologne to Sankt Gallen.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

The fastest way from Cologne to Sankt Gallen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options between Cologne and Sankt Gallen can usually take longer:

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 47 min.

How many miles are between Cologne and Sankt Gallen

The distance from Cologne to Sankt Gallen is approximately 265 miles (428 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Sankt Gallen is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in St. Gallen, Rathaus.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in St. Gallen.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Sankt Gallen?

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

  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Sankt Gallen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Cologne to Sankt Gallen tickets on Omio for £70.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Sankt Gallen by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Sankt Gallen tickets on Omio for £61.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Sankt Gallen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Sankt Gallen for £27 on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel between Cologne and Sankt Gallen?

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

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Sankt Gallen from Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £70 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £61 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £27 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Sankt Gallen 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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