How to get from Cologne to Strasbourg

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from Cologne to Strasbourg

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

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To get from Cologne to Strasbourg on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:48Cologne Hbf2h59 08:47Strasbourg
1 change
£721One-way
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12:00Köln, Köln Bonn Airport11h59 23:59Strasbourg, Place de l'Etoile
1 change
£481One-way
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17:10Cologne Messe/Deutz3h03 20:13Strasbourg
1 change
£771One-way
16:54Cologne Hbf3h19 20:13Strasbourg
1 change
£771One-way
14:53Cologne Hbf3h55 18:48Strasbourg
1 change
£721One-way

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Travel Information between Cologne and Strasbourg

distanceDistance166 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £64
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £64 • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 166 miles from Cologne to Strasbourg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Strasbourg.

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FAQs

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Strasbourg, France is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter France?

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

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Strasbourg, France?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 08/08/2022. 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 from Cologne to Strasbourg.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from France is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Strasbourg restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Strasbourg?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 08/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Strasbourg closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Cologne to Strasbourg: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Strasbourg. Tickets for a coach cost on average £31.

This is compared to other travel options to Strasbourg:

A coach is £16 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Strasbourg costing on average £47.

A coach is generally £32 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £64 from Cologne to Strasbourg.

The fastest way from Cologne to Strasbourg is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 59 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Strasbourg can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 50 min   on average.

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You should expect to travel around 166 miles from Cologne to Strasbourg.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Strasbourg is:

  • 6 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and tend to arrive in Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile.
  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Strasbourg at Strasbourg Airport.
  • Trains from Cologne to Strasbourg most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Strasbourg.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Strasbourg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Strasbourg tickets on Omio for £31.
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can take you to Strasbourg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn with connection from Cologne to Strasbourg for £64.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Strasbourg with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 4 direct trains per day to Strasbourg with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Strasbourg tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £31 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £47 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £64 one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Strasbourg 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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