Travelling to Cologne
Cologne lies almost 200 kms northwest of Frankfurt and is the largest city
in the Rhineland. The city is well-connected to the German network of Autobahns
(motorways) and is thus easily reached from other major German cities. The city
is connected in the north and south by the A3 Autobahn and east and west by
the A4 Autobahn. Cologne is roughly 30 kms north of Bonn and just over 40 kms
south of Düsseldorf.
The Cologne Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) is located in the city centre,
just near the cathedral. Trains offer connections to most major German cities,
as well as other European destinations. There are over 30 daily departures to
Frankfurt, with a journey time of 2 hours, 30 minutes; and 17 trains daily to
Berlin, with a journey time of 5 hours, 30 minutes.
The central bus station in Cologne provides numerous bus links to several major
cities, including Frankfurt. Most of these buses are operated by the company
Deutsche Touring. There is also a regional bus service connecting nearby cities,
such as Trier, operated by Regionalverkehr Köln. Regional buses depart
from Euskirchen, a suburb of Cologne.
The cities of Cologne and Bonn share the same airport, Flughafen Köln/Bonn
Konrad Adenauer, which is located just over 10 kms southeast of Cologne's city
centre. The airport services flights from most major European cities, as well
as domestic destinations within Germany. From the airport, there is a bus service
to the city centre, which departs every 30 minutes, with a journey time of 20
minutes. Taxis are also available, with journeys into the city centre taking
roughly 10 minutes.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Radisson SAS Cologne
Prodomo Messe Hotel
Holiday Inn Cologne Am Stadtwald
Maritim Hotel Koln
Dom Hotel Cologne
Crowne Plaza Cologne City Centre
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