Cheap flights to Cologne
Steeped in history, Cologne is Western Germany’s cultural hub. The first thing you’ll see on a Flybe flight to Cologne is the stunning Rhine river which runs right through the 2,000 year old city, once the most important trade route between east and west Europe. Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, Cologne offers endless attractions. Discover the city for yourself and book cheap flights to Cologne with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Daily / Weekends
Currency: EUR (€)
Overview of Cologne
Cologne is the very definition of a thriving city. The centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, it stands as proud today as it did in Roman times. With Flybe flights to Cologne you can experience the cultural and architectural wonders that draw over six million tourists a year to the city. Recognised as one of the Top Ten trend travel destinations in Europe in 2015, Cologne has seen troubled times as well as booming - the city centre was almost completely destroyed in World War II and has been subjected to numerous floods, but with unrivalled urban planning, Cologne has become a city of astonishing contrast between ancient and modern. The unique cityscape is peppered with baroque cathedrals, post-modern bridges and vast green spaces, and with the renowned German reputation for hospitality, Cologne is the ideal getaway.
Restaurants and nightlife in Cologne
Cologne has the most pubs and clubs per capita in the whole of Germany and the nightlife is buzzing. If you want to party the night away head to the ‘Party Mile’ on Zülpicher and Luxemburger streets and live the motto ‘From Pub to Pub.’ The enormous Roonburg on Roonstrasse offers various club nights and boasts robust pillars and round arches reminiscent of ancient walls. For a more relaxed evening try one of the typical brew houses where a friendly and open-minded atmosphere will make you feel at home. Tuck in to black pudding with onions, boiled knuckles of pork and the unique Kölsch beer at Brauhaus zur Malzmühle, one of the most popular brew houses since 1858, on Heumarkt. Bring your appetite!
Shopping in Cologne
Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany, and just like the neighbouring Hohe Strasse, it’s filled with large department stores with familiar brands. Or hunt for haute couture in the Belgian quarter’s small, exclusive designer boutiques. One of Cologne’s centres of young design is the Ehrenfeld district. In its array of converted factory buildings, you’ll find up and coming designers and multicultural flair.
Events and attractions around Cologne
Cologne is Germany’s oldest city, and as such it’s a bubbling cultural hotspot. It’s home to more than forty museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from the ancient to the contemporary. The Museum Ludwig houses the biggest pop art collection outside the USA. In stark contrast, Cologne Cathedral, built between 1248 and 1880, is regarded as a masterwork of medieval Gothic architecture, and a must-see. Also worth a visit is the Kölner Rathaus. Founded in the 12th century, it is the oldest city hall in Germany still in use. Or just wander around the charming Old City, situated directly on the Rhine.
Travel to and from Cologne-Bonn Airport
At Cologne-Bonn Airport everything is close at hand, with the city centre just 15km away. Rail, bus and taxi links mean you’ll be in the city in no time after your Flybe flight to Cologne.
IATA code: CGN
Name: Cologne-Bonn Airport
Address: Kennedystraße, 51147 Köln, Germany
Telephone: +49 2203 404001
Digital displays inform you of free spaces at the airport as you arrive, and show you the shortest way to the terminal building – whether it’s car parks P1 – P3 close to the terminals, or P-Nord for oversized vehicles. More than 12,500 parking spaces are available at Cologne-Bonn Airport.
To take the train from Cologne-Bonn Airport, simply head to the ICE railway station right in the heart of the airport. The station is located on the lower floor as you leave the Arrivals hall. The S-Train (S-13) takes you straight to the city centre and tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the station.
Taxis are available from Arrivals at Cologne-Bonn Airport. A taxi ride to Cologne city centre takes around 15-20 minutes.
Several car hire companies operate from Cologne-Bonn Airport, including Flybe’s car hire partner, Avis. The rental car centre is located in Arrivals in Terminal 2.
We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Cologne. Booking car hire with Avis is easy - simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights or book here.