Cologne Bonn Airport Duty Free

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About Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)

IATA/ICAO Code:
CGN/EDDK
Address:
Kennedystraße, 51147 Köln, Germany
City: Cologne
Country:
Germany
Phone:
+49 2203 404001
Website: https://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/airportcgn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoelnBonnAirport
Arrivals: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) Arrivals
Departures: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
50.86589813, 7.142739773
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Cologne Bonn Airport Duty Free
4.1 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN, ICAO: EDDK), is an airport serving the Cologne area in Germany. Scroll down or click here to see what Cologne Bonn Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 5 shops, 3 cafes, and 9 restaurants at Cologne Bonn Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It saw about 12.4 million travelers pass through its doors in 2017 and is the seventh-largest German passenger airport. It has 115 destinations to 35 countries. It has three runways, and two terminals. The older terminal is home to shopping, food, drink, check-in counters and jet bridges. The more modern second terminal connects passengers with the rail service.

CGN saw its first flight in 1913 when it was used for military training, and the airfield was built in 1939. The airport was taken from Germany after WWII by the British, and they expanded it and opened it for civilian use. They added a new terminal and two more runways. The 2000s saw expansion that made the airport a competitive destination for more airlines. Canadian Forces uses the airport as a staging stop to coordinate humanitarian and anti-terrorism supplies or troops.

Ground travel includes a rail station, buses, taxis, ride shares and rental car services. There is long- and short-term parking, and EV charging stations, as well as long-distance coaches and a bicycle rack.

How far away is Cologne Bonn Airport from from the centre of Cologne?

It takes approximately 18 mins to drive the 9.5 mi (15.3 kilometres) between the centre of Cologne and Cologne Bonn Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside CGN airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Germany.

What are the parking options at Cologne Bonn Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Cologne Bonn Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Cologne Bonn Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 12 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 5 different shops around Cologne Bonn Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Cologne Bonn Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Cologne Bonn Airport include:

Bodega
  • Terminal 2 D Departures, Security area
Burger King
B_Bar
  • Terminal 1 B Gate, Security area
Café Bistro Leysieffer
  • Terminal 1 Starwalk, Security area
Heberer´s Traditional Bakery
  • Terminal 1 Starwalk, Security area
Ida & Frida
  • Terminal 2 D Departures, Security area
Kamps Backstube
  • Terminal 1 C Departures, Public area
Kamps-Shop
  • Terminal 1 B Departures
Mishba
  • Terminal 1 B, C Departures
Quicker's
  • Terminal 1 C, Security area
R&F
  • Terminal 1 Starwalk, Security area
Rendezvous Pianobar
  • Terminal 1 C, Public area
REWE City
  • Terminal 1 C Departures, Public area
Sion Bar
  • Terminal 1 Starwalk, Security area
Starbucks
StäV - Ständige Vertretung
  • Terminal 1 C Departures, Public area
The Lounge
  • Terminal 1 C Departures
WHSmith
Wöllhaf Conference Centre
  • Terminal 1 3.OG, Public area

Duty Free Allowance at Cologne Bonn Airport

If you are travelling to Germany from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Cologne Bonn Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Cologne Bonn Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Germany from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Cologne Bonn Airport Reviews

★☆☆☆☆
45 minutes waiting for bagage! Very expensive parking, not logical signs, no working escalators! Worst airport I have ever been.
- Marcel

★★★★★
Cologne is very nice, clean and fast airport. Security check was fast and the staff was friendly. I used the technical check in which was very comfortable.
- Oliver Brandt

★★★★★
Very fast way from gate to the exit. CGN is my homebase and i love it to fly from Cologne! Because it was a flight in my country, i hadnt to show my passport. It took only 30 seconds from plane to exit.
- Oliver Brandt

★★★★★
Getting there: perfectly connected to Bonn and Cologne (wide selection of busses and trains) + high-speed ICE at up to 300km/h directly linking the airport to Cologne, Frankfurt and even Berlin or Munich. Facilities: all you need and even more, including a HARIBO-shop and a great spotter-terrace. WiFi: stable and free and fast Food and retail: all you need and some extras on top. Love the "StäV" pub Lounge: Lufthansa, Air Berlin ... the standards and standard. Immgration: always super fast Baggage: same: fast and straight forward.
- Johannes

★★★★☆
All about, a nice medium size airport. Fast Check-In an security control. Sadly there were´nt many restaurants...
- remmer pläsier

★★★★★
Still remains one of my favourite airports I've used in the world so far. Even if you are not an aviation enthusiast you must visit the Visitors Terrace, one of the best in Europe. However there are two things that bug me about CGN. 1) Lack of shops Airside. Plenty of duty free, but, (in the non-schengen area at least) very poor, and very expensive places. I would highly recommend visiting the Restaurant opposite the Rewe Supermarket, before security. 2) A long walk from Terminal 1 to the Railway Station. Not a lot they can do about that though! Everything else about the Airport is fine. Plenty of toilets, seats, and security is always good.
- Robert Brooks

★★☆☆☆
Chaotisch beim Check-In, der Wartebereich ab Gate ist viel zu klein. Toiletten miserabel... Snacks und Getränke völlig überteuert. Und das pappige Brötchen schmeckte auch nicht.
- Marc Nowak

★★★★★
Good as always! Fast way from the train station to Checkin and Security Check. Sec. Check in T1 is this new Easy Control thing, which works good for people who know how to travel by plane. For people who dont travel that much, its a bit confusing I guess. Big Duty Free area with a lot of shops, but very expensive. Enough seats for everybody and it was very clean.
- Oliver Brandt

★★★★★
Good as always! Fast way from the train station to Checkin and Security Check. Sec. Check in T1 is this new Easy Control thing, which works good for people who know how to travel by plane. For people who dont travel that much, its a bit confusing I guess. Big Duty Free area with a lot of shops, but very expensive. Enough seats for everybody and it was very clean.
- Oliver Brandt

★★★★☆
I don't normally use Terminal 2, but being forced onto Ryanair left me no option, and found it to be a lot slower than terminal 1. Long security queue and even longer waiting to get thru Passport control.
- Robert Brooks
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