Airport Transfers in Cologne

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Cologne Bonn Airport          |          Image by Profilbesitzer from flickr 

An International airport of the fourth largest city of Germany, the place has around 12 Million people travelling through it each year. It also acts as the airport of Bonn, the former capital city of West Germany. The airport is located 12 kilometers from the cologne city center and 16 kilometers from the Bonn region. The region is surrounded by the airports of Dusseldorf and Frankfurt which are nearby with Dusseldorf being the primary airport of the Rhine-Ruhr region. The airport is one among the 24 hour airports and is a hub for Eurowings, Fedex express and UPS airlines. Space agencies DLR and EAC train their astronauts for space explorations here. 

The airport started functioning in 1913 for military purposes and was later expanded by the British after World War II as they took over. It opened for transport of civilians in 1951. Since then, the passengers here have been increasing by leaps and bounds. Airlines from different companies across the world have established connections to this airport increasing the number of visitors and travel routes. It has two terminals which are beside each other.

Cologne Airport    |         Image by verchmarco from flickr
 

Terminal 1: This is the old terminal which was built in the year 1970. It has two piers B and C each having 5 aircraft stands each and a central airside hall. Shops, restaurants, check-in, etc. are additionally present here. Occupied mostly by Eurowings, Lufthansa and Austrian airlines, all the stands at this terminal use jet bridges with three using walk boarding also. Bus boarding stands are available too and it has a dedicated connection to the railway station. 

Terminal 2: Started in the year 2000, this is a modern terminal built with glass and steel. It has eight stands with jet bridges and bus boarding facility. It is mostly used by Iranair and Ryanair. It is connected to the railway station through a separate way. The authorities are planning to construct an airside connection between the two which is in talks for permission still. 

 

The Cologne airport is connected to the main city by both public transport and private transport. On the public transport front, a railway station is present in the airport which connects it to the central station. Each individual terminal has its own route to the rail route and the journey takes around 15 minutes. The frequency is decent enough and covers most of the busy timings well. Apart from this, a single bus runs between the airport and the city, once every 60 minutes. The frequency of this bus is very less and the issue of capacity also arises often. 

One reliable and often resorted mode of transfer is the cologne taxi. A plethora of them are available outside the airport and can be hired either instantaneously or booked prior. Cologne cabs are also available in this route but the waiting period is quite high and can be preferred as a last resort. The struggles of loading the luggage into public transport and returning back with it safely is not entirely an easy task. This can be easily avoided by choosing private transfers which are feasible and do not charge too much for the additional weights. 

Rydeu provides you with facilities like no other. Book a vehicle with us and enjoy glaring at the beautiful views of the city while we transport you to your destination safely. Choose from the number of options available with us and settle on the one that suits you best. We always have one for everyone. Make the best out of your trip by travelling with us and enjoying a hassle-free, calm and cherishing tour to your destination. 

 

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