Bus Transfers To and From Cologne Airport

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Buses from Cologne Airport with Bus Routes and Times

The airport has many different public transport options and buses are a cheap and convenient way to travel to Cologne city center.

Cologne Airport buses start their service at 5.29 in the morning and run until 23.30 at night. The bus service Line 161 links the airport with Porz Markt, from where passengers have access to the metro railway network. Line 7 buses from Cologne city center locations link up with this airport service at Porz Markt.

The airport serves essentially the two cities Cologne and Bonn. The Express Bus Service 60 travels between the airport and Bonn's main railway station (Hauptbahnhof), where passengers can continue their journey either by metro train, regional or long distance trains to other major cities in Germany. Line 60 buses from Cologne Airport run every 30 minutes during week days. On weekends the service runs every 30 and 60 minutes. The bus into Bonn takes approximately 27 minutes and a one way ticket costs Euro 6.90 per adult.

Cologne's excellent public transport system dates back many years and was once mainly conducted by the tram system. The tram museum (www.hsk-koeln.de) offers a fascinating insight into 125 years of city center travel. The many exhibits shown in two halls at the Straßenbahn-Museum Thielenbruch include some very early and rare examples of tram trains.

Within greater urban Cologne there are other ways of enjoying travel, too – like floating above the Rhine River in a cable car! Spanning across the mighty river, the cable car costs EUR 4.00 for adults for a single journey and EUR 2.40 for children. The service operates from 1st April to 1st November between 10 am and 06.00 pm.

There are a number of special tickets that allow passengers to use a variety of public transport options (air, water and land) for a whole day, costing from EUR 18.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Some tickets can be bought in conjunction with the cable car, Cologne Zoo and Cologne Aquarium.

Cologne is very much a party town and to honour this the city even provides the Colonia-Express tram, essentially a party tram train that travels through the city at special occasions, such as New Year or Carnival, and allows people to have a dinner and dance, while they see the sights. For up to 6 hours the Colonia-Express rattles through the city, often taking famous landmarks, before stopping off at restaurants or interesting venues like the tram museum, where passengers can enjoy lunch or dinner and a glass or two of Rhineland wine.

5 Transfer Route(s) to and from Cologne Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport serves, as the name implies, the west German cities of Cologne and Bonn, and is located roughly halfway between the two. Bus connections from the airport, operated by SWB, therefore primarily provide links to these two cities’ central bus stations. However, longer-distance bus travel is possible from Cologne city centre via Flixbus; flying to Cologne Bonn Airport and then getting a Flixbus service can prove to be a cost-effective option for reaching your desired destination. These destinations include the neighbouring cities of Frankfurt and Dusseldorf, as well as cities in Belgium such as historic Liege.

Cologne Airport to Cologne Porz Markt by KVB

Description of the route

A bus transfer from Cologne Airport to the Porz Markt (the main train station in Cologne), taking 15 minutes, on the 161 Bus. Line 161 will display the Köln/Bonn Flughafen, Grengel, Urbach and Porz Markt sign at the front of the bus. There are three bus stops in the airport complex, first outside the terminal building, then at the air cargo depot, then at the administration buildings, after which the Cologne airport buses stop a Grengel Mauspfad, Waldstr./Akazienweg, Antoniusstr., Urbach Waldstr., Urbach Kaiserstr., Feuerwache (fire station), Celsiusstr., Train Station/Bahnhof Porz, Klingerstr. and Porz Markt. The journey only takes 15 minutes to complete and even on Sundays there is a service starting at 5.30 am running until 11.30 pm from Porz Markt. For onward transport into Cologne city centre, take the No. 7 on the S-Bahn.

Time from Airport to Destination

For the 161 Bus - First Departure: 05:00am – Last Departure: 23:30pm. Buses run every 30-60 minutes.

Time From Destination to Airport

For the 161 Bus - First Departure: 04:59 – Last Departure: 23:30. Buses run every 30-60 minutes.

Price

Tickets vary in price and are based on zones rather than specific journeys. A single journey from the Airport to the city centre should cost no more than 7 Euros, but this is only an approximate figure

Contact Information

Contact the SWB by phone via their online form here or look on their website. The option to change language to English is on the left, below the header.

Cologne Airport to Bonn City Centre by SWB Bus and Bahn

Description of the route

A direct bus transfer from Cologne Airport to the Bonn Main Station, taking 30 minutes. The bus is the SB60.

Time from Airport to Destination

First Departure: 05:16am – Last Departure: 00:46am. Buses run every 30 minutes on weekdays, and every 30-60 minutes on weekends. See the timetable.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 05:16 – Last Departure: 00:46. Buses run every 30 minutes on weekdays, and every 30-60 minutes on weekends. See the timetable.

Price

First Departure: 04:47am – Last Departure: 00:17am. Buses run every 30 minutes on weekdays, and every 30-60 minutes on weekends. See the timetable.

Contact Information

Contact the SWB by phone via their online form here or look on their website. The option to change language to English is on the left, below the header.

Cologne Airport to Frankfurt City Centre and Airport by Flixbus

Description of the route

Take the direct bus transfer from the Cologne Airport to Frankfurt city centre, arriving at Frankfurt’s Central station or at the Frankfurt Airport. The journey in total takes 2-3 hours.

Time from Airport to Destination

First Departure: 03:00 – Last Departure: 23:30. To see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 00:50 – Last Departure: 23:00. To see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Price

Tickets are only bought as single one-way journeys, and price can vary throughout a given day – at time of writing, prices vary from 9.99 to 11.99 EUR

Contact Information

Please visit flixbus for more details on https://global.flixbus.com/

Cologne Airport to Aachen City Centre by Flixbus

Description of the route

Take the direct bus transfer from Cologne Airport to Aachen city centre, arriving at Aachen bus station. The journey takes 1 hour and 5 minutes altogether.

Time from Airport to Destination

First Departure: 01:40 – Last Departure: 23:10. To see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 02:35 – Last Departure: 21:50. To see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Price

Tickets are only bought as single one-way journeys – at time of writing, prices cost 4.99 - 7.99 EUR

Contact Information

Please visit flixbus for more details on https://global.flixbus.com/

Cologne Airport to Liege City Centre by Flixbus

Description of the route

Take the direct bus transfer from the Cologne Airport to Liege city centre, arriving at Liege bus station. The journey takes approx 2 hours and 15 minutes altogether. To clarify, there will not be any passport checks or border control when travelling from Germany to Belgium, due to the two countries’ participation in the Schengen Zone.

Time from Airport to Destination

There are usually three departures a day at 01:40, 08:40 and 23:10, but this can vary day-by-day. To see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Time From Destination to Airport

First Departure: 01:10 – Last Departure: 16:20. These departures can vary however; to see the full timetable, simply go on the FlixBus website and work through the online booking system.

Price

Tickets are only bought as single one-way journeys, and price can vary throughout a given day – at time of writing, prices were 6.99 EUR (March 2019)

Contact Information

Please visit flixbus for more details on https://global.flixbus.com/

Which Bus services/routes have stops at Cologne Airport?

Debar - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Dortmund - Tuzla

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Florence - Frankfurt - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Sarajevo - Frankfurt

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Cologne South CGN ✈ - Prague

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

SEV

Bus Service Operated By Staatsbahnen

Köln Messe/Deutz
Troisdorf
Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Hennef(Sieg)

London - Brussels - Cologne - Frankfurt

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Frankfurt (Main) Pforzheimer Straße

Kiev - Cologne

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Cologne South, Airport
Kyiv (Kyiv Bus Station)

Cologne - Copenhagen

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Sofia - Dortmund (via Budapest)

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Bucharest - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Dortmund
Bucharest Autogara Militari

Bucharest - Amsterdam

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Bucharest FlixBus stop (Autogara Militari)
Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Berlin - Bonn

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Hamburg - Paris

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Paris (Bercy Seine)

SEV

Bus Service Operated By Staatsbahnen

Köln Messe/Deutz
Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Troisdorf
Hennef(Sieg)

Bucharest - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Dortmund Hbf
Bucharest FlixBus stop (Autogara Militari)

Paris - Charleroi - Liège - Maastricht - Cologne - Düsseldorf

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Tuzla - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

London - Brussels - Cologne

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2

Cologne - Copenhagen

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Amsterdam - Bonn

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Arcos - A. Serrano - Paris - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus

Arcos - A. Serrano - Paris - Dortmund

Bus Service Operated By FlixBus-de

Arcos de Valdevez (Bus Station)
Dortmund Hbf

SEV

Bus Service Operated By National Express

Dormagen
Köln/Bonn Flughafen

Where are the Bus Stops at Cologne Airport?

Bus Stop Name Latitude Longitude View on Map
Cologne - Airport 50.8814439 7.11708099 View
Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 50.881001 7.117833 View
Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf 50.878901 7.119302 View
Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 1 50.878994 7.119876 View
Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 50.881289 7.117613 View
Köln Flughafen Personalparkplatz 50.875995 7.114621 View
Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 1 50.878647 7.119638 View
Köln Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 50.881003 7.117734 View
Köln/Bonn Flughafen 50.878902 7.119261 View
Map of Bus Stops at Cologne Airport