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Bonn shares an airport with the nearby city of Cologne; the distance between Cologne and Bonn is minimal, adding roughly an additional 45m to overall travel times.
Flight times vary to the Cologne-Bonn airport vary, depending upon your departure city. Multiple cities throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland offering flights from the United Kingdom to Cologne-Bonn Airport include London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, and Kerry.
Flights from London, including flights out of London Stansted and Heathrow airports, are relatively short, taking around 1h 15m to 1h 35m. Flights from Manchester take around 1h 35m for nonstop flights; connecting flights can take an average of 4h 30m. Flights from Birmingham take around 4h 55m; Bristol flights require three stops and take significantly longer, averaging anywhere from 8h 50m to just over 10h. Cardiff flights are a bit lengthier, taking an average of 7h 55m.
Flights from Edinburgh are typically 5h 55m. Flights out of Glasgow can take as little as 6h 35m but can take upwards of 10h 15m if layovers are necessary between connecting flights.
Flights from Belfast are a bit more complex, requiring a change of airport. Flights from George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) may require a change of airport in London Heathrow, Zurich, Vienna or Munich; London Heathrow flights often require an additional connecting flight out of Gatwick Airport. This results in overall travel times ranging anywhere from 12h 5m to over 24h.
Flights from Dublin are a bit more straightforward, averaging anywhere from 1h 55m for nonstop flights to 5h 55m with one connecting flight; travel times can easily double if overnight layovers are required.
Select cities also options for flights into Frankfurt, followed by a short train ride from Frankfurt to Cologne Central Station; this also requires transport from Cologne to Bonn. This option is available throughout the UK, offered exclusively by Lufthansa.
Nonstop flights to Cologne-Bonn Airport are available from London Stansted Airport and Manchester as well as Dublin. Nonstop flights are offered by Ryanair, as well as Eurowings
The airport features rental cars and taxis but also makes catching the train easy via a new Intercity-Express railway station, located in the center of the airport.
Multiple rental car companies feature kiosks in Terminal 2, including Avis/Budget, Buchbinder, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. Taxis are located outside the terminals, as well as carsharing services, including Car2Go and DriveNow.
Up until the reunification of Germany in 1990, Bonn was the capital of West Germany. As such, it still retains all of the aspects of a capital city, from the culture to the many historic structures present throughout the city.
Bonn is famous for its many museums, situated along the aptly-named Museum Mile. The many highlights include Haus der Geschichte, a comprehensive museum devoted to contemporary German history; Kunstmuseum Bonn, a massive fine arts museum; Museum Koenig, a world-class zoology museum, and Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, a visually striking archaeology museum, as well as multiple science and technology museums.
Bonn is also the birthplace of Ludwig Van Beethoven; the famous composer is honored throughout the city, including his childhood home, and a massive sculpture located in the Münsterplatz, Bonn’s city centre.
The city is also dotted with majestic castles, palaces, government buildings, beautiful gardens, as well as home to the Waldau Forest, famous for its many wildlife sightings.
Entry to Germany requires only a British Citizen passport. Visas are not required for business or travel under three months.