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

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Train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Den Haag Centraal Intercity

54€ - 85€

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Bus via Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to The Hague 268

18€ - 26€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to The Hague

40€ - 55€

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Cologne to The Hague 281.1 km

35€ - 60€

Train, fly  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Den Haag Centraal

78€ - 322€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to bus via Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 39m.

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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 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to The Hague. However, there are services departing from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Den Haag Centraal via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Cologne and The Hague is 223 km. The road distance is 281.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to The Hague without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m 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 Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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  • Distance: 222.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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 3h 17m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne Hbf to The Hague 4 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to The Hague
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Cologne to The Hague is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 4h 25m.

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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 2h 39m 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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