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from Erfurt to Cologne

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Travel Information between Erfurt and Cologne

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £27
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 5 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £27 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by coach or train to Cologne from Erfurt. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach 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 train from Erfurt to Cologne.

Travel Tips

Travel from Erfurt to Cologne
Travel to Cologne 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 Erfurt to Cologne.
How do you get from Erfurt to Cologne?

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

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Cologne. Tickets for a coach cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach journey is usually £5 less than a journey to Cologne by train, which costs on average £27 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Erfurt to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Erfurt is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 55 min   of travel time.

How far is Cologne from Erfurt?

You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km) from Erfurt to Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Cologne is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Erfurt Hbf and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Erfurt to Cologne?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Cologne by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Erfurt to Cologne for £21 on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Cologne for £27.
Is there a way to travel directly from Erfurt to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct services available to Cologne from Erfurt with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 16 direct trains per day.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Erfurt to Cologne ends?
Your journey from Erfurt to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Erfurt to Cologne trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Erfurt to Cologne ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Erfurt to Cologne, 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 for this journey is on average £21 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £27 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Erfurt to Cologne 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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