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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Eurobahn / ...
  2. Stoptrein S1

$23 - $47

3 alternative options

Train via Mönchengladbach Hbf  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Re8 / ...

$31 - $50

Train, bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Re1 / ...
  2. 120

$29 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. 95.6 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Nijmegen via Neuss Hbf and Venlo in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Venlo to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Mönchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Nijmegen is 127 km. The road distance is 153 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen is to drive which takes 1 h 31 min and costs 19€ - 29€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Nijmegen via Neuss Hbf and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Cologne to Nijmegen, including transfers.