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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Eindhoven by train, bus or car

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Train via Mönchengladbach Hbf  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf Re8
  2. Take the train from Monchengladbach Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven

$30 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Eindhoven 268

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 26 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 Eindhoven

$21 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Eindhoven 90.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Eindhoven is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Eindhoven is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Eindhoven. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Eindhoven via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Eindhoven. However, there are services departing from Köln, Dom / Hbf and arriving at Eindhoven via Monchengladbach Hbf and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Eindhoven is 117 km. The road distance is 145 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Eindhoven without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 26€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Cologne to Eindhoven, including transfers.

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Cologne to Eindhoven bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to Eindhoven train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Eindhoven is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Eindhoven.
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  • Distance: 73.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Eindhoven via Mönchengladbach Hbf, Monchengladbach Hbf, and Venlo in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Eindhoven twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
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
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 Monchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Monchengladbach Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Cologne to Eindhoven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Eindhoven station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Eindhoven is 145 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Cologne to Eindhoven.

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