Destination Cologne, en route for the Rhine
Nice-Cologne - it’s certainly a trip off the beaten path! The 4th largest city in Germany doesn't exactly make the list of Europe's top tourist destinations. But it could, with two thousand years of history and the heritage and lifestyle found there. Want a few examples of what you’ll find when your direct Nice-Cologne flight lands? Roman ruins, walks along the Rhine, a lavish cathedral, the genius of Picasso...tempting, isn’t it?
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The formalities for travelling to Cologne
- Entry requirements: you won’t need a visa to travel from Nice to Cologne. As Germany is part of the Schengen Territories, all you will need is a valid passport or identity card.
- Currency: Germans, like the French, use the Euro.
Your Nice-Cologne direct flight
It’s the eternal question: for a Nice-Cologne flight, which terminal of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport should I go to? The response is simple, as only one airline flies to this city on the Rhine: with Eurowings, your Nice-Cologne will always depart from Terminal 1.
Other questions? How early should I arrive at the airport on the day of my flight? This one is easy too: avoid stress by arriving at least 1 hour before departure to give yourself enough time to go through security screenings. Be sure to add an additional 15 minutes should you need to go to the airline counter to drop off bags or collect your ticket.
Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Konrad-Adenauer Cologne Bonn Airport Arrival terminal Terminal 1
Arriving in Cologne
Just 16 kilometres separate Cologne Bonn Airport from Cologne city centre. To get there, you have the following options:
- Take the train: the airport has its own train station, which can be easily accessed from the terminals. The trip to the city's main station takes 15 minutes.
- Take a taxi: A 15 minute ride and around €30 (during the day) and you’ll find yourself at the door to your hotel.
- Hire a car: there are 6 agencies in Hall D of Terminal 2 of the airport.
What to do in
Formerly Roman, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities. And one of its most modern as well! Devastated by the battles of WWII, it was able to get back on its feet in just a few decades, renovating and rebuilding by mixing old stones with new steel and glass. It’s an alliance between past and present that you’ll find even in their way of life. People here are forward-thinking, while remembering where they came from. It’s a philosophy of life that attracts millions of tourists each year.
Regular flights Nice - Cologne CGN
Flights per day :
- Mon 0
- Tue 0
- Wed 0
- Thu 0
- Fri 1
- Sat 0
- Sun 1
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Cologne flight take?
The banks of the Rhine are just 1 hour 30 minutes from the shores of the Var.
Which airlines provide Nice-Cologne direct flights?
Eurowings offers direct flights from Nice to Cologne year round.
How many Nice-Cologne flights are there per week?
6 during the high season. You can travel to Cologne any day except Wednesday. From November, the German airline reduces the number of flights per week to 2, on Fridays and Sundays.
How much does a Nice-Cologne flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Cologne return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 335€ .
What is the time difference between Nice and Cologne?
There is no time difference. France and Germany are on the same clock.
What is the best time of year to visit Cologne?
Like many European cities, Cologne is cold in winter (but not too cold!) and hot in summer (but not too hot!). Curiously, the rain falls most frequently in July and August. In spring things are drier. But no matter the colour of the sky, Cologne’s culture, gastronomy, and shopping will provide you with much to do even when the sky is grey. For those looking for a festive atmosphere, don’t miss Cologne Carnival. Considered the largest and most festive carnival in Germany, it lasts four full months. But it’s at its peak the first week, from 11 November at 11:11 am, and the last, ending on Ash Wednesday.