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There are 5 ways to get from Arendonk to Cologne by bus, train or car

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Line 319 bus, train  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the line 319 bus from Reusel, Busstation Reusel to Eindhoven, Station 319
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf Ice

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Line 319 bus, Bus, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the line 319 bus from Reusel, Busstation Reusel to Eindhoven, Station 319
  2. Take the Bus from Eindhoven to Düsseldorf
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Sued Re / ...

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Turnhout to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln Hbf 79 / ...

Line 319 bus, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the line 319 bus from Reusel, Busstation Reusel to Eindhoven, Station 319
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen 280

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Arendonk to Cologne 174.2 km

Arendonk to Cologne by bus and train

The journey time between Arendonk and Cologne is around 5h and covers a distance of around 172 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 4m. Operated by De Lijn, Connexxion and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Arendonk to Cologne service departs from Arendonk Kerk and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 2m
Layover time:
1h 58m
Total time:
5h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 4m
Journey distance:
172 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:40
Last service departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Arendonk to Cologne bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Belgium → Germany
Partially open

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International entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cologne is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arendonk to Cologne is to line 319 bus and bus which costs €14 - €21 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Arendonk to Cologne is to drive which costs €19 - €29 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arendonk to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Arendonk Kerk and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Reusel, Busstation Reusel, Eindhoven Station and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Arendonk and Cologne is 137 km. The road distance is 174.2 km.

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The best way to get from Arendonk to Cologne without a car is to line 319 bus and train which takes 4h 12m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Arendonk to Cologne, including transfers.

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Arendonk to Cologne bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Reusel, Busstation Reusel.

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The best way to get from Arendonk to Cologne is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs €50 - €80. Alternatively, you can line 319 bus and bus, which costs €14 - €21 and takes 5h 41m.

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Arendonk to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arendonk to Cologne is 174 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Arendonk to Cologne.

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Map of how to get from Arendonk to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 137 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

You can take a train from Arendonk to Cologne via Turnhout Station perron 5, Turnhout, Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord, and Bruxelles-Nord in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arendonk to Cologne via Reusel, Busstation Reusel, Eindhoven, Station, Eindhoven Station, and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf in around 5h 41m.

Train operators
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 Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Turnhout to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Sued
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Sued
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Eindhoven to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€4 - €6
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 Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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