There are 5 ways to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen by bus, train or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Ponttor to Heerlen, Zandweg 44

$7 - $12

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Train, bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Kerkrade, Locht Crombacherstraat 44

$36 - $67

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Theater 44

$32 - $56

Train, bus via Heerlen, Theater  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Theater 44

$37 - $69

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen 60.2 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and arriving at Heerlen, Zandweg via Aachen, Ponttor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) and Heerlen is 80 km. The road distance is 96.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen, including transfers.

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

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Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Heerlen, Zandweg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen is 96 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen.

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There are 956+ hotels available in Heerlen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen.
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  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

What companies run services between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN), Germany and Heerlen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Heerlen via Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and Aachen, Ponttor in around 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Ponttor to Heerlen, Zandweg
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Kerkrade, Crombacherstraat
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Theater
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Ponttor to Heerlen, Heerlerbaan Zandweg
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Kerkrade, Locht Crombacherstraat
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Theater
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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