AirportShuttle Mosel ride from Frankfurt Hahn Airport to Cochem (via Bullay)

I couldn’t find much recent info online; I must do my part in sharing updated information to keep the spirit of independent travel alive.

I read that the airport shuttle from Frankfurt Hahn airport only operates ‘on demand‘; the needs to make a reservation online. Otherwise, there will be ‘no show’ … this might be true sometimes back, but it’s no longer the case now.

For my trip, I tried to reserve the bus online when I was in London. But, I had difficulty with their German website here.

I decided to reach out to Pension Regina/Gräfenhaus here (German website) or here (their Facebook page), where we will be staying in Cochem.

Cornelia (Conny) was really kind to contact them for me, and advised that reservation is not required. Thanks, Conny!

She wrote “Yes, there will be a bus for you,  from the airport in Hahn to Bullay at the river Mosel, and it will be there without reservation. It’s a regular bus line, there is a public transport during the day. Just if you want to use the late connection at 22.15 or 0.15, you have to make a reservation.”

There were two legs to the journey. For an independent traveler, don’t sweat it .. pretty much straight forward.

The first leg: AirportShuttle Mosel from Frankfurt Hahn to Bullay.

The second leg: Train to Cochem, from Bullay.


Turn right after you walk out from airport, and walk straight up

 At Frankfurt Hahn airport, my niece ZE was tasked to find out bus station information .. and she was gamed for it, and told me that we needed to turn right after we walk out from exit, and walk 200m down the road for the bus station. The bus station will be at your right side.


Bus Stop No 5 to Bullay

Waiting for our bus

 Pretty much a deserted station when we were there around 12pm. Head towards Bus Stop no 5.

The bus arrived as per schedule at 12:25pm. Few passengers alighted, and we were the only two passengers for the ride to Bullay. 


Our initial schedule

 We got a kind Italian driver. He was always on the lookout for ZE, and he also made the efforts to get us into an earlier connecting train at Bullay train station. Instead of 13:31 train, we managed to get into approximately 13:10 train. He said “ciao, bella” to us 🙂


Schedule and fare info

My tix

 If you are heading to Cochem, please make sure that you pay €9.50 for adult, and €5.70 for children. This includes both the airport shuttle and train fares, in one ticket. We were issued wrong ticket, until Bullay. But the driver simply reissued new tickets for us.

Anyway, we didn’t encounter any ticket check. If you didn’t get the train ticket, you can always buy one at Bullay train station. But it might costs a little bit more.

I saw someone asking in a forum, whether there’s a need for train reservation. Well, no need to do that. RB-code (“Regio” – RegionalBahn) trains plying the route are frequent and stops everywhere.

Wind turbines scenery from the bus

 The bus ride to Bullay took around 45 minutes, and then another 10 minutes of train ride to Cochem.

After drop-off at Bullay train station, just walk straight up. There will be a left turn, just walk up the stairs (if my memory didn’t fail me). There will be two platforms, stand at the right side. The train’s final destination is Koblenz Hbf (you will also see Cochem-Mosel indicated). Ask locals if unsure.


Cochem train station

 Bullay train station was pretty normal, but I adore the charming Cochem train station.


Thai massage, anyone?

Massage, massage

 Oh btw… the first thing that I saw walking   out from the train station ironically, was a Thai massage parlour. Thai massage in Cochem, anyone?


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

4 thoughts on “AirportShuttle Mosel ride from Frankfurt Hahn Airport to Cochem (via Bullay)

  • June 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for your detailed write up. We were able to get to Cochem smoothly. This is way easier and cheaper than going to Trier and then taking the train to Cochem.

    • June 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      You’re most welcome, Eleanor. Hope you’ll enjoy / have enjoyed Cochem as much as I did 🙂

  • July 10, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Fantastic. Thank you

    • July 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hi Daniele,

      You’re welcome .. enjoy the beautiful Cochem!

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