There are 4 ways to get from Arnhem to Cologne by train, bus or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$35 - $55

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Train Abellio NRW  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Flughafen Stoptrein RE19
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf

$40 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Arnhem to Cologne 102 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne is to train which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arnhem to Cologne is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 34 min.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Arnhem Centraal and arriving at Koln Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Arnhem and Cologne is 137 km. The road distance is 163.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arnhem to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf takes 1 h 38 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Arnhem to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Arnhem station.

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Arnhem to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Arnhem Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Arnhem to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 85.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Arnhem to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Arnhem to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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