The cheapest times to fly from FAT to CGN are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from FAT to CGN is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1951 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $943 for Monday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Cologne

Flying from Fresno, CA (FAT) to Cologne (CGN) will usually cost between $943 to $1844 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $980. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1718. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $738 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1093 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAT to CGN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FAT to CGN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

FAT to CGN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAT to CGN flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Fresno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CGN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into FAT. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $136 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1147. Return trip prices are from the CGN to FAT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FAT to CGN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from FAT to CGN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Duesseldorf Airport (DUS) in Dusseldorf

  • 34 miles (55 km) away from CGN
  • Usually 4.48% less expensive than CGN
  • 2-layover flights available

See FAT to DUS flights


Flight Hacking FAT to CGN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FAT to CGN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Prague (FAT > PRG > CGN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1024
  • Average savings: $70 (6.36%)

See FAT to PRG flights

Hack #2: London (FAT > LHR > CGN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1043
  • Average savings: $51 (4.62%)

See FAT to LHR flights

Hack #3: Vienna (FAT > VIE > CGN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1076
  • Average savings: $17 (1.56%)

See FAT to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FAT to CGN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Koeln Bonn Airport to Fresno Yosemite International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5577 miles or 8975 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FAT to CGN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAT to CGN flight is about 11 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Fresno, CA and Cologne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from FAT to CGN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FAT
Origination airport name Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City Fresno, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.8
Longitude -119.7

Return Airport

Destination code CGN
Destination airport name Koeln Bonn Airport
City Cologne
Country Germany
Latitude 50.9
Longitude 7.1


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