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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to The Hague by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal ICE International
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Den Haag Centraal Intercity

$58 - $86

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Train, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld to Mönchengladbach Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach to The Hague 268

$35 - $48

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to The Hague

$45 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to The Hague 175.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Den Haag HS

$97 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to train and bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at The Hague. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to The Hague. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Den Haag Centraal via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cologne and The Hague is 223 km. The road distance is 281.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to The Hague without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Cologne to The Hague, including transfers.

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Cologne to The Hague bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to The Hague.
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  • Distance: 139.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and The Hague, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to The Hague via Utrecht Centraal in around 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to The Hague 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.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 Utrecht Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Den Haag HS
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld to Mönchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to The Hague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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 Mönchengladbach to The Hague
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cologne to The Hague bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at The Hague station.

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Cologne to The Hague train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Den Haag Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to The Hague is 281 km. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Cologne to The Hague.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 766+ hotels available in The Hague. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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