There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Dalfsen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

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

46€ - 75€

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Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Arnhem

37€ - 50€

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Train via Düsseldorf  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Re19 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle Intercity

43€ - 172€

Train via Dortmund  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Enschede Rb
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Zwolle

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Dalfsen 239.8 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Zwolle

91€ - 318€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Dalfsen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Dalfsen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Dalfsen. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Dalfsen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Cologne and Dalfsen is 182 km. The road distance is 239.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Dalfsen without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Cologne to Dalfsen, including transfers.

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Cologne to Dalfsen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Dalfsen is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Cologne to Dalfsen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Zwolle station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Dalfsen.
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  • Distance: 181.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Dalfsen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle in around 3h 29m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Dalfsen twice a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 20€
1st Class
25€ - 35€
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Enschede
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Dortmund, Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Enschede to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Dalfsen is 240 km. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Cologne to Dalfsen.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 374+ hotels available in Dalfsen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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