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There are 8 ways to get from Cologne to Valkenburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Centraal

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Train via Venlo

  1. Take the train from Koeln Sued to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Leiden Centraal

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Train via Duisburg

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Centraal

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dusseldorf Central Bus Station to The Hague Centraal

Drive

  1. Drive from Cologne to Valkenburg

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly from Cologne Bonn

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Cologne to Valkenburg by train and bus

The journey time between Cologne and Valkenburg is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 272 km. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 41m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, Österreichische Bundesbahnen and others, the Cologne to Valkenburg service departs from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arrives in Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206. Typically 38 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 15m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
3h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 41m
Journey distance:
272 km
Services per week:
38
Cheapest price:
€55
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:45
Last service departs at:
20:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne to Valkenburg train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206 via Dusseldorf Central Bus Station and Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Cologne and Valkenburg is 223 km. The road distance is 280.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €55 - €85.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Cologne to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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Cologne to Valkenburg bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Dusseldorf Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Valkenburg is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs €55 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 6h 27m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €360 and takes 5h 58m.

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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 Valkenburg bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at The Hague Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 222.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Valkenburg via Utrecht Centraal, Leiden Centraal, and Leiden, Leiden Centraal in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Dusseldorf Central Bus Station to The Hague Centraal once daily. Tickets cost €8 - €12 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Union Ivkoni - Unibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
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 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.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 Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Venlo to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €29
1st Class
€30 - €50
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Sued to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Eurobahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dusseldorf Central Bus Station to The Hague Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Dusseldorf Central Bus Station to The Hague Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Valkenburg is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Cologne to Valkenburg.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Valkenburg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs €3 - €17.

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