There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal ICE International
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Hertogenbosch Sprinter / ...

$48 - $73

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Bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Eindhoven 268
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven, Centraal Station to 's-Hertogenbosch, Hertog Hendriksingel 156 / ...

$17 - $22

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Train via Venlo  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Hertogenbosch Intercity

$34 - $54

Train via Venlo #2  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf S11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Hertogenbosch

$25 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch 114.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Hertogenbosch

$103 - $309

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at 's-Hertogenbosch, Hertog Hendriksingel via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen and Eindhoven, Centraal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Hertogenbosch via Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Cologne and 's-Hertogenbosch is 143 km. The road distance is 183.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch, including transfers.

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Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Koln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch bus services, operated by Bravo, arrive at 's-Hertogenbosch, Hertog Hendriksingel station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch.
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  • Distance: 89.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch via Arnhem Centraal in around 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie, Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen, Eindhoven, and Eindhoven, Centraal Station in around 5 h 44 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Monchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
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 Arnhem Centraal to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
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 North, Leverkusen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Eindhoven, Centraal Station to 's-Hertogenbosch, Hertog Hendriksingel
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
bravo.info

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Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Hertogenbosch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch is 183 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Cologne to 's-Hertogenbosch.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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