There are 6 ways to get from Antwerp to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Bruxelles-Nord Ic
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$52 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Düsseldorf 280 / ...

$14 - $54

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Köln

$23 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Cologne 129.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$55 - $393

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS

$119 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Cologne is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Cologne is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Cologne is 181 km. The road distance is 206.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Antwerp to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerpen and arriving at Köln. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Anvers-Central and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Brusel Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Cologne via Bruxelles-Nord and Brusel Nord in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Antwerpen to Köln
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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