How to get from Erfurt to Cologne

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from Erfurt to Cologne

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

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To get from Erfurt to Cologne on 27 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:17Erfurt Hbf4h11 00:28Cologne Hbf
2 changes
£411One-way
Cheapest
23:41Erfurt Hbf6h12 05:53Cologne Hbf
1 change
£291One-way
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20:50Erfurt Hbf5h41 02:31Cologne Hbf
1 change
£321One-way
19:30Erfurt Hbf4h06 23:36Cologne Messe/Deutz
1 change
£541One-way
18:17Erfurt Hbf3h48 22:05Cologne Hbf
1 change
£611One-way

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Travel Information from Erfurt to Cologne

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £29 • 3 h 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Cologne from Erfurt. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Erfurt to Cologne.

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There are 4 ways to travel from Erfurt to Cologne including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Erfurt to Cologne, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A ferry is £22 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Erfurt to Cologne costing on average £22.

A ferry is £36 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Erfurt to Cologne costing on average £36.

A ferry is £29 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Erfurt to Cologne costing on average £29.

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Erfurt is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 38 min.

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

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The distance between Erfurt and Cologne is around 177 miles (285 km).

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Cologne is:

  • 1 coach a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Erfurt to Cologne 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 when travelling from Erfurt to Cologne:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Erfurt, Urbicher Kreuz and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Erfurt to Cologne depart from Erfurt to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Erfurt to Cologne depart from Erfurt Hbf to Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can travel by coach from Erfurt to Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Erfurt to Cologne tickets for £22 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Erfurt and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Erfurt to Cologne tickets for £29 on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Erfurt to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip to Cologne from Erfurt, 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 £22 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £36 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £29 one way on average.

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

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