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

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Recommended option

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$35 - $55

4 alternative options

Train Abellio Rail NRW  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Stoptrein RE19 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$45 - $81

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Arnhem to Cologne 102 miles

$24 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 3 min

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

$121 - $335

What companies run services between Arnhem, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Arnhem to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Arnhem to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Abellio Rail NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Arnhem to Cologne?

The distance between Arnhem and Cologne is 137 km. The road distance is 163 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne is to drive which takes 1 h 34 min and costs 20€ - 30€.

Is there a direct train between Arnhem and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Arnhem Centraal and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

Is there a direct bus between Arnhem and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Arnhem and arriving at Cologne Hbf. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Arnhem to Cologne?

The train from Arnhem Centraal to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 takes 1 h 51 min including transfers and departs twice daily.