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Transfer to/from Cologne - Bonn airport (CGN)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Cologne - Bonn airport (CGN)


Cologne - Bonn airport (CGN)

Train - Between both terminals there is a train station with services from Deutsche Bahn (Tel +49 180 699 6633). Line S19 travels to downtown Cologne in 15 minutes, with stops at Sindorf, Horrem, Lövenich, Porz-Wahn, Spich and Troisdorf. There are also express trains (RE6 and RE8) to Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Bochum, Dortmund, Bielefeld, Herford, Hannover, Wolfsburg and Berlin.

Bus - Line 161 from KVB (Tel +49 221 5470) runs to Grengel Mauspfad, Feuerwache and Porz Markt in 10-15 minutes, where you can board services to downtown Cologne. It operates from 5:18 am to 11:48 pm and fares start at €1.90.
On the other hand, SWB Bus und Bahn (Tel +49 180 650 4030) operates route SB60, that links the airport with Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz, Markt and Bonn central station every 30 min., Mondays through Fridays between 5:35 am and 0:45 am, weekends from 5:15 am to 0:45 am. Journey time is approximately 30 min. and the ticket costs €7.90.
There are also different private companies that offer long-distance transport: Regiojet (Tel +44 4208 4110 1101), Flixbus (Tel +49 303 0013 7300), Eurolines (Tel +49 221 9823 9660), Mango Tours (Tel +49 221 277 5940), Sindbad (Tel +48 774 434 444), SemiTimeS (Tel +49 894 1615 0399).

Taxi - Cabs from Taxi Ruf Köln (Tel +49 221 2882) outside both terminals. The trip to downtown Bonn has a cost of €40.00, while the fare to Cologne is €27.00. In both cases, travel time is 15 minutes.

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.