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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E 44

$26 - $47

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht Stoptrein

$36 - $64

Bus, line 350 bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 to Gulpen, Busstation Perron D 350

$42 - $58

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Valkenburg 58.5 miles

$14 - $21

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Valkenburg, Reinaldstraat via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 and Gulpen, Busstation Perron E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Valkenburg via Liege-Guillemins and Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Valkenburg is 79 km. The road distance is 93.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Cologne to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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

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Cologne to Valkenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 350 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Cologne to Valkenburg bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Gulpen, Busstation Perron D.

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Cologne to Valkenburg train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Maastricht station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 49.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Valkenburg, Limburg, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to Valkenburg via Liège-Guillemins, Liege-Guillemins, and Maastricht in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Valkenburg via Aachen, Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Aachen, Bushof, Aachen, Bushof Perron 3, Gulpen, Busstation Perron D, and Gulpen, Busstation Perron E in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 to Gulpen, Busstation Perron D
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Heerlen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Valkenburg is 94 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Cologne to Valkenburg.

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