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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 6 min

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

$43 - $64

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Train via Venlo  •  3 h 39 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 Nijmegen

Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Arnhem

$46 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Nijmegen 95.6 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Nijmegen via Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Cologne to Nijmegen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Nijmegen is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Nijmegen is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Cologne to Nijmegen.

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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Nijmegen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Nijmegen twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
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
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Venlo to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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The nearest airport to Nijmegen is Weeze (NRN) Airport which is 33.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Eindhoven (EIN) (53.3 km), Dusseldorf (DUS) (88.9 km), Amsterdam (AMS) (90.7 km) and Rotterdam (RTM) (98.1 km).

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