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There are 5 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.

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 1 min

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

$43 - $64

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Nijmegen 120

$42 - $61

3 alternative options

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

Train, bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Emmerich
  3. Take the bus from Emmerich, Bahnhof to Nijmegen, Centraal Station

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 bus from Cologne to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Nijmegen via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 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 1 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 1 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Cologne to Nijmegen, including transfers.

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Cologne to Nijmegen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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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 1 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Nijmegen.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 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 44 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Nijmegen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $7 - $13 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
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
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Emmerich
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bus operators
Breng
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
breng.nl
Bus from Emmerich, Bahnhof to Nijmegen, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
breng.nl
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG NIAG
Phone
+49 2841 2050
Email
info@niag-online.de
Website
niag-online.de
Bus from Emmerich Bahnhof Bstg 1 to Nijmegen Centraal Station Bstg 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG
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 Düsseldorf to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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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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