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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice

45€ - 67€

Cheapest option

Train via Eupen  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Eupen Ic
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Re / ...

16€ - 39€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Cologne South N1153

21€ - 40€

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Auderghem to Cologne 211.2 km

22€ - 35€

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International entry into Germany from Belgium

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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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, returning to Belgium from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Auderghem to Cologne is to bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Auderghem to Cologne is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Auderghem to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Herrmann-Debroux and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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The distance between Auderghem and Cologne is 177 km. The road distance is 211.2 km.

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The best way to get from Auderghem to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Auderghem to Cologne, including transfers.

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Auderghem to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Auderghem to Cologne is to train which takes 3h 5m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 5h 30m.

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Auderghem to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auderghem to Cologne is 211 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Auderghem to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 177.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 5m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 1h 45m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Cologne South 3 times a week. Tickets cost 13€ - 16€ and the journey takes 3h 30m.

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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bus operators
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 Brussels-North train station to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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