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

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Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo Sneltrein RE13

$8 - $39

Cheapest option

Line 250 bus, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 250 bus from Köln, Heumarkt to Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie 250
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Venlo, Venlo Station 268

$5 - $9

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf S11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo Sneltrein RE13

$14 - $19

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Venlo 57.6 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Venlo is to line 250 bus and bus which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Venlo is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Venlo station. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Venlo, Venlo Station via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Venlo. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Venlo via Dusseldorf Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Venlo is 73 km. The road distance is 92.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Venlo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 6€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Cologne to Venlo, including transfers.

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Cologne to Venlo bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, depart from Köln, Heumarkt station.

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Cologne to Venlo train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Venlo is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 6€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can line 250 bus and bus, which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Cologne to Venlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo, Venlo Station.

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Cologne to Venlo train services, operated by Eurobahn, arrive at Venlo station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Venlo.
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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Venlo via Düsseldorf Hbf and Dusseldorf Hbf in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Venlo via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie and Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen in around 3 h 18 min.

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 Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
Wiedenhoff Reisen
Phone
0212/813081
Email
info@wiedenhoff.com
Website
wiedenhoff.com
Bus from Köln, Heumarkt to Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
wiedenhoff.com
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 Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Venlo, Venlo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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