There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Antwerp by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Central Ic

$55 - $79

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Antwerpen

$23 - $60

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach to Antwerp N158

$31 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Antwerp 128.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Antwerp  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Antwerp (ANR) CGN - ANR

$66 - $492

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

$125 - $329

Fly Dusseldorf to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$113 - $338

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Antwerp is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Antwerp is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Antwerp is 181 km. The road distance is 205.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Cologne to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Anvers-Central via Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Antwerp via Brusel Nord and Bruxelles-Nord in around 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Antwerp 5 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mönchengladbach to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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