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

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Train NS International  •  2 h 16 min

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

$40 - $65

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Utrecht

$40 - $60

Train Ns  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Hansaring to Neuss Hbf S11
  2. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Utrecht Centraal

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Utrecht 139.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol (Airport) to Utrecht Centraal

$83 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Utrecht is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Utrecht is to drive which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

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The distance between Cologne and Utrecht is 180 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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The train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Utrecht. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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

NS International operates a train from Cologne to Utrecht every 4 hours, and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Utrecht 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Hansaring to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.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
Ns
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ns.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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