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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Arnhem by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal ICE International

30€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Arnhem 102.7 miles

10€ - 15€

3 alternative options

Train via Düsseldorf  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Re6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Stoptrein RE19 / ...

Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Arnhem

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Arnhem 102.8 miles

21€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Arnhem is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Arnhem is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Arnhem. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Arnhem Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 47m.

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The distance between Cologne and Arnhem is 137 km. The road distance is 164.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Arnhem without a car is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal takes 1h 47m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Cologne to Arnhem bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne Hbf station.

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Cologne to Arnhem train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Koln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Arnhem is to train which takes 1h 47m and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Arnhem.
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  • Distance: 85.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Arnhem, Netherlands?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Arnhem every 4 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 47m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Arnhem twice a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 3h 30m.

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
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
S-Bahn Köln
Phone
0 18 06 50 40 30
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
S-Bahn Köln
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 29€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
15€ - 29€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Cologne to Arnhem bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Arnhem station.

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Cologne to Arnhem train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Arnhem Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Arnhem is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Cologne to Arnhem.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Arnhem. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Arnhem. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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