Köln Bonn airport serves the German cities of Cologne and Bonn as well as its neighbouring areas. Known as a primary hub for Eurowings, it handles a large number domestic and international operations that connect the region with over 130 European and overseas destinations. While terminal 1 is home to the Eurowings airline, its check-in and customer service counters and those of Lufthansa and Austrian, terminal 2 is the place to go if you fly with Ryanair. The airport’s railway station, which can be easily accessed from either terminal, provides regular links to Cologne -15 kilometres away- and Bonn -16 kilometres away-, and also high-speed and long distance services that continue their journey towards other points within German territory like Düsseldorf. If you need to visit the downtown during your trip and would rather commute by bus, know that line 161 transports arriving passengers to Köln and line SB60 covers the distance between Cologne airport and Bonn.
Unlike the majority of airports in Germany, Cologne Bonn International stays open 24 hours, which allows for staying inside the facilities in the event of flight delays or cancellations, or even when you are flying out early in the morning the next day. However, if you are planning a business trip to Cologne or will be spending a few days in the area, we advise you to consider staying in a hotel close to Köln Bonn airport and spend the night there for a more convenient, hassle-free travel experience. Take a look at our recommendations below.
Budget hotel near Cologne airport in Germany
An excellent value for money option that lets you choose amongst guest rooms with a private shower or others entitling you to use shared bathroom facilities in the communal area, the Art of Comfort Haus Ingeborg offers airport shuttle services upon request for a nominal surcharge, picking up arriving passengers at the nearby building terminals. In case you prefer to rent a car to get around, there are free parking spaces available inside the premises. The room categories in this hotel close to Köln Bonn airport include individual, double, twin and family capacity, ready to accommodate up to four adults together. Besides, guests may enjoy additional benefits such as daily breakfast buffet on site, safety deposit boxes, laundry, a display of local artistic works and the opportunity to explore the green zones in the vicinity by hiring a bike at the front desk.
The Leonardo Hotel in Cologne Bonn airport
One of the main perks of staying in this hotel near Köln Bonn International, strategically situated less than one kilometre away from the airport facilities, is that you won’t need to walk while carrying your luggage after landing: the Leonardo hotel provides regular free airport transfers for guests at any time of the day or night. Moreover, travellers sleeping here may commute to Cologne city centre by train in just 15 minutes. The soundproofed rooms feature complimentary WiFi internet, comfortable beds, work desk, TV and private bathroom, and local beers and meals are served at the onsite restaurant, the same place where a hearty buffet breakfast including vegan and gluten-free options is put at guests’ disposal every morning.
Köln Bonn airport hotel in Germany
The known as “Airport Hotel by the New Yorker” is conveniently located close to the Cologne Bonn International air terminals, allowing travellers to get from the arrivals hall to the hotel after a short car drive (2 minutes) or a nice stroll (12 minutes). Its fully-equipped and well-appointed rooms can accommodate guests who travel solo for work purposes, couples on a city break or groups. During their stay in this hotel near Cologne Bonn airport, guests will enjoy complimentary WiFi, room service, daily buffet-style breakfast and amenities like an onsite bar and spaces that can be booked and arranged to host meetings and events. The Theater am Dom and the German Aerospace Centre lie within 3 kilometres from this location.
Will you be flying to other German airports as part of your leisure or business trip? We recommend that you also read our post about places to stay near Munich International airport.