Am Hauptbahnhof 1 53111 Bonn Deutschland
Ticket office hours
|Monday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||07:00 - 20:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 21:00|
Bonn train station sits along the west bank of the Rhine, in the south of the city centre. First opened in 1885, about 67,000 travellers pass through the station every day on one of the 80 long-haul or 165 local trains. Passengers will find high-speed ICE, IC and EC services, as well as night trains, available here. Bonn can be reached from Cologne in under 20 minutes, Heidelberg-Bonn involves a journey of 2h00mins, and Hamburg-Bonn takes around 4h30mins. International services operating from the station include the Euronight line, which runs from Düsseldorf via Bonn to Vienna, or from Düsseldorf via Bonn to Innsbruck. Other stations that serve the area include Mehlem, Duisdorf and Bad Godesberg, which are all situated on the left side of the Rhine, and Beuel, which is on the right side of the river. Transferring to Cologne Bonn Airport is simple with the Express Bus Line SB60, taking just 25 minutes from the station.
Bonn train station couldn’t possibly be closer to the city’s attractions, making it a convenient starting point — visitors stepping out of the station will find these sights right on the front doorstep. For example, passengers will come face to face with the city’s cathedral after just a couple minutes on foot. Bonner Münster is one of Germany’s oldest churches, dating back to the 11th century. Getting its tall pointing spires to fit into a photograph makes for the perfect challenge! Just outside, there are large and unusual sculptures depicting the heads of Saints Cassius and Florentius.
Another 2 minutes on foot, the immense Kurfürstliches Schloss (Electoral Palace) is just around the corner. It dates back to the 17th century and was built as a less-than-modest home for the prince-electors of Cologne, but it is now used by the city’s university. The large expanse of manicured lawn and park outside is a popular site for some relaxation, for locals and tourists alike.
Visitors can walk for a couple more minutes to see the city’s monument to Beethoven. Standing on Münsterplatz, the large bronze statue was unveiled in 1845 to commemorate the birthplace of the famous composer. A trip to the museum dedicated to Beethoven is also a must, and only another 5 minutes further on. This cultural site studies his life and work. After this educational experience, visitors might like to take some time out for a bite to eat along the river. There are plenty of restaurants here waiting to serve up local specialties like bean soup or waffles.
|Bonn train station address|
|Ticket office hours|
|Monday to Friday: 06:00am - 09:00pm
Saturday: 07:00am - 08:00pm
Sunday: 08:00am - 09:00pm