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

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Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$40 - $79

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath 120

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 42 min

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

$35 - $55

Bus Eurolines DE  •  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 bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 5 h 6 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 42 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 35 min and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Arnhem to Cologne, including transfers.

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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 35 min and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Arnhem to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 85.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Arnhem to Cologne via Dusseldorf Hbf and Düsseldorf Hbf in around 1 h 35 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

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arnhem to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Arnhem to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne Hbf station.

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Arnhem to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arnhem to Cologne is 163 km. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Arnhem to Cologne.

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