Cheap flights to Cologne, Germany

Never been to Cologne? It’s time to book a cheap flight! Two thousand years have given Cologne an impressive selection of monuments, including one of the world’s most famous cathedrals. Cologne Cathedral attracts over 7 million visitors a year and can be seen from almost any point in the city. The city has taken quite a battering since the Romans founded it and it’s nowadays an enjoyable jumble of ancient and modern. Compact and manageable, Cologne has character to spare, with an impenetrable accent and an undying attachment to kölsch – a lager-like beer, served in tiny glasses known as stangen.

There are plenty of reasons to take a flight to Cologne. From museums to funky bars and some great one-off boutiques, there’s masses to see and do here. And small measures or not, no city in Germany knows how to party quite like this one.

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Cologne Airport telephone: 0049 (0) 22 0340 4001/2



The airport is situated 15km (9 miles) southeast of Cologne.

Public Transport

Rail -  S-Bahn trains run from the airport railway station, which is situated between Terminals 1 and 2, to Cologne Hauptbahnhof (central station) and other destinations in the city.
Bus - Airport shuttles are available to/from Cologne (journey time - 20 minutes) and Bonn (journey time - 35 minutes). There is also a service to Düsseldorf central station (journey time - 60 minutes) from Terminal 2
Taxi - Taxis to the centre of Bonn or Cologne are readily available outside Terminals 1 and 2 (journey time - 15 minutes).
Car Hire - Car hire companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.. All car hire agencies are located in Terminal 1 Arrivals Area D.

Tourist information

There is an information and help desk (tel: (022) 0340 4001/2) in the Departures area (between B and C) in Terminal 1, and in the Departures Area D in Terminal 2.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications - Services include a post office in Terminal 2 Arrivals, as well as banks in both terminals (Departures), with ATMs and bureaux de change. Stamp and phone card machines are available in Terminal 1 Departures Areas B
and C.
Eating and drinking - Restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, snack bars and cafes are located in both terminals, in the Departures and Arrivals areas; the buffet-bars in Terminal 2 Arrivals and Departures are open 24 hours.
Shopping - There are duty-free shops (for non-EU passengers) in both terminals Departures and in Terminal 1 Arrivals, as well as various other shops in both Terminals, including a supermarket and delicatessen in Terminal 2 Arrivals.
Luggage - Left-luggage and a lost property office are situated adjacent to Terminal 2 Arrivals.

Other facilities -  There is a travel centre in Terminal 2 and a hairdresser in Terminal 1 Arrivals. First aid and a pharmacy are situated in Terminal 1 Arrivals.

Transfer Between Terminals

bmibaby travel from Terminal 2, Area D

Passengers can transfer between terminals on a free shuttle bus that runs between the Arrivals level of both terminals and car park P3.


Opens 2 hours prior to flight departure time.

Check-in on international flights to and from and over mainland Europe will close promptly 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

For flights within the UK, Republic of Ireland and Jersey check-in close promptly 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.