Cologne-Bonn Airport is conveniently located halfway between Cologne and Bonn. The sixth-largest airport in Germany, the facility serves nearly 10 million passengers each year, mostly on low-cost airlines like easyJet and bmibaby.
A convenient gateway to West Germany, the airport is quieter than the mammoth facilities in Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin. Its facilities are fairly basic, but offer a good selection of restaurants and shops. The Renezvous Piano Bar in Concourse B of Terminal 1 is especially popular to relax in and have a drink while listening to live music, and the wonderful Kamps Bakery is a great place to sample traditional German pastries.
The airport is located eight miles (12km) southeast of Cologne and 10 miles (16km) north of Bonn.
Getting to the city
There are several transport options available, including taxis (which cost around €30 to Cologne and around €40 to Bonn), the local bus service, and the S-bahn.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).
Tel: +49 (0)22 0340 4000.
Car rental agencies at the airport include Budget, National, Hertz, Avis and Alamo, among others.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are linked by a walkway.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, left luggage, a dry cleaning service, shops and restaurants.
Parking at Cologne-Bonn Airport starts at a rate of €1.50 per 15 minutes in the short-term zone (maximum two hours), while Car Park 1 charges €4.50 per hour and Car Park 3 charges €3 per hour. Car park 2 is reserved for women and disabled passengers only.
Flights to Cologne-Bonn Airport are available on Air Arabia, Air Berlin, Air France, Austrian Airlines, bmibaby, easyJet, Germanwings, KLM, TUIfly, and Wizz Air.
Pay-as-you-go wifi is available throughout the terminal via T-Online, or free wifi is available to Starbucks customers in Concourse B of Terminal 1.
The airport's Wöllhaf Conference Centre provides conference facilities for up to six hundred people, including audio-visual equipment, catering, phone and fax facilities. There is also an Airport Business Lounge in the departures area of Terminal 2.
Cologne-Bonn Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.