Transfer to/from - Cologne - Bonn airport (CGN)

 

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

Transportation

Train

There is a train station between the two terminals, where Deutsche Bahn services are available (Tel +49 302 970). Line S19 travels to Cologne city centre in 15 minutes, with stops at Sindorf, Horrem, Lövenich, Porz-Wahn, Spich and Troisdorf.

There are also regional trains (RB26 and RB27) to Cologne, Roisdorf, Bonn, Sinzig, Andernach, Koblenz, Mönchengladbach, Rheydt, Stommeln, Rhöndorf and Linz.

 

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Bus

Line 161 from KVB (Tel +49 221 5470) travels to Grengel Mauspfad, Feuerwache and Porz Markt in 10-15 minutes, from where services to Cologne city centre can be boarded. It operates from 5:18 am to 11:48 pm and fares start at €2.60, departing from the Arrivals level of Terminal 1.

Alternatively, SWB Bus und Bahn (Tel +49 800 650 4030) operates route SB60, which connects the airport with Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz, Markt and Bonn Central Station every 30 minutes, Monday to Friday between 5:34 am and 0:44 am, weekends from 5:14 am to 0:44 am. The journey time is approximately 30 min. and the ticket costs €8.60.

There are also different private companies offering long-distance transport: Columbuzz (Tel +31 316 1458 6591), BlaBlaBus, 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

Vehicles from Taxi Ruf Köln (Tel +49 221 2882) outside both terminals. The fare to the centre of Bonn costs €58.00, while the fare to Cologne is €38.00. In both cases, the journey time is 15 minutes.

Car-sharing

Parking spaces for SHARE NOW and Miles customers are available on level 1 of the P2 car park.

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Latest updates: August 18, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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