Duration 3h 33m
Distance 201.5 km
Average price 80€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Almelo takes 3h 33m and the fastest train takes 3h 9m. The train service runs several times per day from Cologne to Almelo. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Rheine
  3. Almelo
4h 1m
Bookable on Rome2rio
78€ - 130€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cologne to Almelo? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

There is widespread community transmission globally.
We have received no reports of travel restrictions in Netherlands. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Netherlands.

Learn More.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Almelo. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Almelo via Rheine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 1m.

More details

The distance between Cologne and Almelo is 160 km. The road distance is 201.5 km.

Get driving directions

Cologne to Almelo train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

More details

Cologne to Almelo train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Almelo station.

More details

Book your Cologne to Almelo train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

Search and book

There are 490+ hotels available in Almelo. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details

What companies run services between Cologne and Almelo?

You can take a train from Cologne to Almelo via Rheine in around 4h 1m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Rheine
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Almelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Enschede
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps