Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) Information
(Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, DE)
Both the cities of Cologne and Bonn
, in the western region of Germany, are served by a single airport. Cologne Bonn Airport sits north-east of Bonn and south-east of Cologne. The air facility first handled passenger traffic in 1951, but was commonly used as a military air base prior to this date. Today, this is one of Germany's busiest by passenger numbers.
Cologne Bonn Airport is one of only a handful in Germany to operate 24 hours. Onsite are two terminals, which handle around 135,000 aircraft movements each year, with one terminal serving only Lufthansa and Lufthansa Regional flights. Many low-cost carriers fly out of Terminal 2, including German Wings, TUIfly and Ryanair.
The two terminals boast a combined capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually, although the airport only caters for about ten million yearly passengers at present. The facility has three operating runways which handle both short-haul and long-distance flights. The longest route served is to New York
, with this flight being operated by Continental Airlines.
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
Address: Waldstrasse 247, 51147, Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 220 3400
The airport is situated closest to the city of Cologne, which is only 15 km / 9 miles away and connected by the A59 Autobahn. Bonn is some 20 km / 12 miles away and is also reached via the A59. Other suburbs located close to the air facility include Ensen, Lind, Porz, Siegburg, Troisdorf and Urbach.
Cologne Bonn Airport Guide
- ATMs and banks such as Reise Bank are available
- A 24-hour supermarket
- Public shopping and duty free stores including Heinemann Duty Free in the Departures zones of both terminals
- Restaurants and cafés dot the terminals, such as Burger King, Subway, the Wollhaf Travel Bar and the Rendezvous Piano Bar
- Wireless Internet across the terminals
- Avis, Hertz and Sixt provide car rental services in the Arrivals zone of Terminal 2
- Wollhaf Conference Centre on the third floor of Terminal 1
- Terminal 1 medical centre
- Several parking garages with over 12,500 spaces
- Wheelchair access, restrooms with specially designed cubicles and elevator access to all floors for disabled passengers
Well connected by road, the airport is effortless to get to from either Bonn or Cologne. The main autobahn (high-speed motorway) that leads here is the A59. From Cologne, travel south-east along the A559 and then turn onto the A59. Motorists coming from Bonn can simply follow the A59 north-east to the airport.
The best way to travel here by bus is by using the public shuttle buses on offer. In Cologne, tourists should take the S-Bahn suburban train to the Porz Markt station. From here, bus number 161 will take passengers to the airport. From Bonn, the SB 60 bus travels from Main Station Bonn to the airport regularly. Both terminals offer bus stops for passengers.
From both Bonn and Cologne, passengers can reach the airport via rail. In 2006, the Cologne Bonn Airport Station began operations which connect to the S-Bahn networks of both cities. Other stations which passengers can reach are those of Troisdorf, Spich and Porz. Trains take around 15 minutes to arrive in the downtown areas of both Bonn and Cologne.
Taxis wait outside the Arrivals areas of both terminals. Officials can inform passengers of approximate travel times and costs of using a taxi from the terminal.