Germany: Cologne/Köln-Bonn  

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Airport in German is: Flughafen

Cologne - Bonn/Köln - Bonn (CGN):
13 km/8 Miles SE of Cologne & 16 km/10 Miles N of Bonn.
WebsiteCologne Airport
Airport map:
Click here
Airport Overview:
2 terminals, T1 & T2, close together and joined by a walkway. Rental car desks are in this connecting walkway. Terminal 1 is for Austrian Airlines, Cirrus, EAE, LGW, Lufthansa, SAS, Centralwings & Germanwings. All other airlines are in Terminal 2.
By Taxi:
To Cologne €25-30/15-25 mins, to Bonn €35-40/20 mins.

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
General: Since the opening of the airport train station, most bus services have been cancelled. Only the following buses continue to run:
Bus #670 to Bonn: Route: From the airport: T1 - T2 - Innenministerium - Bonn (Beethovenhalle & SWB) - Bonn (Brüdergasse) - Bonn Market - Hauptbahnhof (Main train station in Bonn). To the airport: Train station - Mozartstrasse - Frankenbad/Kunstverein - Airport T1 - T2.
Timings: From the airport: Mon-Fri every 20-30 mins 0531-0017. Saturdays: every 30-60 mins 0547-2354. Sundays & Holidays: every 30-60 mins 0519-0017.
Timings: From Bonn Station: Mon-Fri every 20-30 mins 0455-2330. Saturdays: every 30-60 mins 0455-2330. Sundays & Holidays: every 30-60 mins 0455-2330.
Timings: To Bonn ~25 mins.
Cost: Adults on-way €6.10. Child €3. Tickets can be bought from the machine by the bus stop or from the driver. Despite the stated cost, I was only charged €5.60 on a visit in December 05.
Bus #161 to Porz Market: Route: Buses stop at both terminals and then at several stops on the way to Porz. Timings: Mon-Sat: Buses leave the airport every 30 mins 0548-1948 then every hour until 2348. Sundays & Holidays: Buses leave the airport at 0548, 0618, 1348 then every 30 mins until 1948 then hourly until 2348.

By Train:
General: An Airport Railway S-Bahn line S13 & RE8 has opened with rapid service to Cologne city centre. The station is connected to both terminals and is in the underground level.
Route: Troisdorf - Spich - Porz-Wahn - Airport - Köln (Frankfurterstrasse) - Köln (Trimbornstrasse) - Köln (Messe/Deutz) - Köln/Cologne Main Train Station - Köln (Hansaring) - Köln (Ehrenfeld) - Köln (Müngersdorf/Technology Park) - Köln (Lövenich) - Frechen-Königsdorf - Horrem.
Timings: Trains leave the airport heading for Cologne: Mon-Fri: from 0524-0134 every 20-30 mins. Saturdays & Sundays: from 0524-0134 every 30 mins. Trains leave Cologne train station heading for the airport: Mon-Fri: from 0421-0041 every 20-30 mins. Saturdays & Sundays: from 0421-0041 every 30 mins. Travel Time: To Cologne ~15 mins.
Cost: Adult one-way €2.10. Tickets can be bought from the machine, but I found it difficult to do.

By Shuttle Van: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.
NRW Shuttle: NRW Shuttle runs all over the region. Tel 0211 421 77 62. Costs vary.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, EUROPCAR, ALAMO/National, Hertz & eSixT. The desks are in the walkway connecting terminals 1 and 2.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
General: Parking meters are available outside the terminals for very short term parking. €1 per 20 mins. Max 2 hrs.
Parkplatz Nord: 30 mins €1, 1 day €14, 2 days €28, 3-7 days €40. Extra weeks at €23 per week.
Parkhaus 1 (P1): 30 mins €1, 1 day €14.
Parkhaus 2 (P2): 30 mins €1, 1 day €14, 2 days €28, 3-7 days €40. Extra weeks at €23 per week.
Parkhaus 3 (P3): 30 mins €1, 1 day €9, 2 days €15, 3 days €19, 4-7 days €25. Extra weeks at €15 per week.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available in T2 on the lower level. Opening hours 0600-2300. Tel 02203 403108.
Money Services: ATMs/Cash machines available.

Airport Hotels: Holiday Inn Cologne-Bonn Airport
has a shuttle to both terminals.
Cologne Bonn Airport Hotels. Click here to book!
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +49 2203 400.
Updated Oct10 ADV. Last Visit Dec05.

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