Transport in Cologne, Germany

Getting there:

By plane: When arriving by plane, chances are you’ll end up at either Cologne Bonn Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport. It is 15 minutes by S-Bahn train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Cologne’s city centre. From Düsseldorf, hop on a direct train at the airport railway station to Cologne’s Hauptbahnhof. The journey should take 30/40 minutes.

By train: Intercity railway services terminate in Köln Hauptbahnhof. Trains run on a large number of national routes from here. High speed services head to cities around Europe from here, including Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels and Paris.

By bus: Cologne’s international bus station can be found beside the Hauptbahnhof on Breslauer Platz. Eurolines services operate from here to a variety of cities across Europe.

Getting around:

By train: The Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe operates a light rail service that runs across the city both over and underground.

By bicycle: Bicycles are a popular way to get around Cologne. There are lots of cycle lanes throughout the city. While here you can take advantage of the Call A Bike service. These are city bikes that can be picked up and dropped off at a number of points around Cologne. Prices are charged per minute for this service.

On foot: Cologne’s city centre is quite compact, with lots of the main attractions in close proximity to each other on foot; however, you will most likely have to use public transport at some stage during your trip.

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