Transportation to and from Cologne Bonn Airport


What is the distance from Cologne Bonn Airport to the centre of Cologne and Bonn?

A drive from Cologne Bonn Airport to Cologne (15 kilometres / 9.3 miles) or Bonn (23 kilometres / 14.3 miles) takes 20 to 25 minutes.

From CGN Airport to Cologne City centre by Car
15 km
20 min

Public transport

S-Bahn and train to Cologne

Cologne Bonn Airport has its own train station, which makes travelling from the airport to Cologne very easy. To arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof, take S-Bahn S13/S19 towards Sindorf/Düren. In order to arrive at Cologne Bonn Airport, take S-Bahn S13/S19 in the direction of Troisdorf/Au (Sieg).

You can also choose to travel with regional trains RE6 and RE8 between the airport and the city. RE6 (Rhein-Weser-Express) connects Cologne Bonn Airport with many well-known cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, RE8 (Rhein-Erft-Express) connects Cologne Bonn Airport with Mönchengladbach Hbf, Bonn-Beuel, Bonn-Oberkassel and Koblenz Hbf among others. The journey from Köln/Bonn Flughafen station to the main railway station in Cologne takes no more than 15 minutes.

S-bahn tickets
Adults pay € 3.00 (CityTicket, Preisstufe 1b) for a single ticket, the price for children from 6 up to 14 years is € 1.60. Tickets are valid for 90 minutes and can be purchased from ticket machines at the stations. It is also possible to buy a day ticket for € 8.80 per person or a day ticket that can be used by a maximum of five persons for € 13.40. S-Bahn trains depart every 20 minutes in the direction of the city and Cologne Bonn Airport, on weekends and public holidays every 30 minutes. Please consult website Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe for more information.

Bus to Bonn

Airport Express SB60 runs between the airport and Bonn, the bus service connects the airport with Bonn Hauptbahnhof (ZOB). Travel time is 30 minutes (via Markt) from Cologne Bonn Airport, whereas the journey to the airport takes only 27 minutes (via Mozartstrasse). On weekdays the bus leaves every 30 minutes. On weekends and public holidays, Airport Express SB60 runs less frequently, i.e. every 30 to 60 minutes. You can find the bus stop in front of Terminal 1.

Bus tickets
A single ticket costs € 8.20 (RegioTicket, Preisstufe 4), the price for children from 6 up to 14 years is € 3.80. For a group of five people, it’s more economical to buy a day ticket (24StundenTicket 5 Personen) for € 32.80. Unfortunately, the airport bus is now even more expensive than before, due to the “Schnellbuszuschlag” that you’ll have to pay. This surcharge is € 3.20 for adults and € 1.70 for children from 6 up to 14 years. Please consult website and timetable Airport Express SB60 for more information.


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