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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree by train, car, bus or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen Re
  4. Take the train from Heerlen to Weert
  5. Drive from Weert to Bree

21€ - 134€

Cheapest option

Bus, line 45 bus  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Maastricht 128
  2. Take the line 45 bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Station perron 12 45

11€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Train, line 45 bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht Re
  3. Take the line 45 bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Station perron 12 45

14€ - 115€

Train, line 45 bus via Düren  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Dueren
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht Re
  3. Take the line 45 bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Station perron 12 45

20€ - 52€

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree 145 km

15€ - 23€

Towncar  •  1h 31m

  1. Take a town car from Cologne Bonn Airport to Bree 145 km

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree by bus

The bus journey time between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) and Bree is around 13h 45m and covers a distance of around 176 km. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 57m. Operated by FlixBus and De Lijn, the Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree bus service departs from Cologne South and arrives in Bree Opitterpoort. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
13h 45m
Fastest bus time:
11h 57m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
11€
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:30
Last bus departs at:
19:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree bus schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree is to bus and line 45 bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree. However, there are services departing from Cologne South and arriving at Bree Opitterpoort via Maastricht Station perron D and Genk Station perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) and Bree is 111 km. The road distance is 145 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree without a car is to bus and line 45 bus which takes 4h 48m and costs 10€ - 17€.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree, including transfers.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne South station.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Genk Station perron 12.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree is 145 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree.

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Map of how to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree.
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  • Distance: 110.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

What companies run services between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Germany and Bree, Flanders, Belgium?

You can take a bus from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Bree via Maastricht, Maastricht Station perron D, and Genk Station perron 6 in around 4h 48m.

Train operators
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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Dueren
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Heerlen to Weert
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
18€ - 26€
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 Cologne South to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Station perron 12
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cologne Bonn Airport to Bree

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