Travel from Heidelberg to Köln

4h 51min
27 lb of CO2
4h 27min
401 lb of CO2

Heidelberg to Köln Flights

There are 1 airports — MHG — that make sense to fly out of from Heidelberg and 1 airports — CGN — to access Köln. The best deals are usually found by flying out of MHG.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Köln from Heidelberg, a flight is the quickest method.
4h 39min
51 lb of CO2
2h 23min
27 lb of CO2

Drive from Heidelberg to Köln

It's 124 miles between Heidelberg to Köln. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 23min and 2h 30min from Heidelberg to Köln under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Köln by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $16.

What is the best way to travel from Heidelberg to Köln?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Heidelberg to Köln. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Heidelberg to Köln?

On your trip from Heidelberg to Köln, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Heidelberg to Köln - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Heidelberg to Köln. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Köln is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Heidelberg/Köln buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Heidelberg is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Heidelberg Baden-Wuerttemberg and Köln during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Heidelberg to Köln? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Köln traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Köln is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Heidelberg to Köln?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Heidelberg to Köln is by bus. The bus costs $40 roughly and will take 4 hours 27 minutes.

Is there a train from Heidelberg to Köln?

Yes, trains between Heidelberg area and Köln, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 4 hours 39 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Heidelberg, which is about 0 miles from Heidelberg. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Walldorf (Hess) Mörfelden-Walldorf, Gessertshausen, Kissing.

How long does it take from Heidelberg to Köln by car?

The total distance between Heidelberg and Köln is 124 miles and will take you about 2 hours 23 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $17.

Heidelberg to Köln Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $40
Fastest Way Flight — 4h 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 25 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 123 miles
Travel Companies DB

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