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There are 7 ways to get from Bonn to Utrecht by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Duisburg  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal Ice / ...

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Utrecht Central Station 068

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Train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Utrecht Centraal 91

Train via Venlo  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo 13 / ...
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Utrecht Centraal

Night train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the night train from Bonn Hbf to Utrecht Centraal Nj / ...

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Bonn to Utrecht 251.6 km

Train, fly  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

Bonn to Utrecht by train

The train journey time between Bonn and Utrecht is around 2h 56m and covers a distance of around 250 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 46m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, DB Fernverkehr AG, National Express and others, the Bonn to Utrecht train service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 46m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
2h 56m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 46m
Train distance:
250 km
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
€51
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:45
Last train departs at:
20:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bonn to Utrecht train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utrecht is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Utrecht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bonn to Utrecht is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bonn to Utrecht is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bonn to Utrecht station. However, there are services departing from Bonn Mozartstr. and arriving at Utrecht Central Station via Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Bonn and Utrecht is 204 km. The road distance is 251.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bonn to Utrecht without a car is to train via Duisburg which takes 3h 35m and costs €45 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Bonn to Utrecht, including transfers.

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Bonn to Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina station.

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Bonn to Utrecht train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Bonn Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bonn to Utrecht is to train via Duisburg which takes 3h 35m and costs €45 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €18 and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Bonn to Utrecht.
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  • Distance: 203.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Bonn, Germany and Utrecht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Bonn to Utrecht via Duisburg Hbf in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Utrecht Central Station once daily, and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
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 Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Bonn Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bonn Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Eurobahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Utrecht Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne South to Utrecht Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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.
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