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

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Hasselt L / ...

$39 - $68

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Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Hasselt N84

$25 - $33

2 alternative options

Train, line 350 bus, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C 350
  3. Take the bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Molenpoort afstaphalte 45 / ...

$33 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Hasselt 86.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Hasselt is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Hasselt is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Hasselt. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Hasselt via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Hasselt is 113 km. The road distance is 138.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Hasselt without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Cologne to Hasselt, including transfers.

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Cologne to Hasselt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Hasselt is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 29€ and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Cologne to Hasselt train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Hasselt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Hasselt is 139 km. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Cologne to Hasselt.

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  • Distance: 70.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Hasselt via Liège-Guillemins and Liege-Guillemins in around 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Hasselt once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.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 South, Airport to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Molenpoort afstaphalte
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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