Flying from Saarbrücken
All flights from Saarbrücken depart from Saarbrücken Airport (SCN), located just over 15 kilometers from the city center. The airport has one passenger terminal. Because Saarbrücken Airport is not equipped with sky bridges, walk-on and bus boarding are used for all flights. Services for passengers with reduced mobility are available upon request.
Saarbrücken Airport Information
The airport operates an airport store, giving visitors an opportunity to do their last-minute shopping including snacks, reading material, and comfort items. Dining options include two restaurants, a bar and a beer garden. Conference rooms and high-speed Internet allow visitors to conduct business between flights.
Getting to Saarbrücken Airport
There are several options for traveling to the airport in Saarbrücken. The RSW Regionalbus operates a bus to Saarbrücken Airport from Saarbrücken central train station as well as from Blieskastel. A taxi to Saarbrücken Airport from the central train station takes approximately 20 minutes. The Saarbahn tram runs a train to Saarbrücken Airport from its central station. The trams leave every 7-15 minutes. For complete tram information, including exact departure times, contact the Saarbahn main office. Additionally, you can arrange for an airport shuttle. Check with your hotel’s front desk for company options and pick-up times.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.