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There are 9 ways to get from Antwerp to Köthen by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Deventer
  3. Take the train from Deventer to Magdeburg Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Koethen Ic / ...

67€ - 185€

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Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Antwerp to Duisburg
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Magdeburg central bus station
  3. Take the train from Magdeburg Hbf to Koethen Ic / ...

36€ - 85€

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Train via Cologne  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koethen Ic / ...

102€ - 234€

Drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Köthen 640.4 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hannover, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koethen

162€ - 543€

Fly Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER
  2. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Koethen

62€ - 373€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koethen

198€ - 708€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER
  3. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf

127€ - 453€

Fly Brussels to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf

135€ - 448€

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Köthen is to bus and ferry and bus and train which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Köthen is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Köthen. However, there are services departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Koethen via Breda, Deventer and Magdeburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 54m.

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It is 527 km from Antwerp to Köthen. It is approximately 640.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Köthen without a car is to train which takes 8h 54m and costs 65€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Antwerp to Köthen, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Köthen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Antwerp to Köthen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koethen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Köthen is 640 km. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Antwerp to Köthen.

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  • Distance: 527.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 54m

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Köthen via Breda, Deventer, and Magdeburg Hbf in around 8h 54m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 80€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Deventer
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Deventer to Magdeburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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 Magdeburg Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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 Magdeburg Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Magdeburg Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koethen
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle to Köthen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Antwerp to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Duisburg central train station to Magdeburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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