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There are 7 ways to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 19m

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

40€ - 91€

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Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Leverkusen 268

16€ - 20€

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Train via Eindhoven  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Delft to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln Hbf Rb / ...

34€ - 84€

Train via Eindhoven #2  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Delft to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf Re
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station

34€ - 71€

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Delft (Station) to Cologne 272.8 km

35€ - 55€

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Delft to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station

52€ - 227€

Train, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Delft to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

74€ - 260€

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The cheapest way to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne is to bus which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Delft (Station) station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Delft, Station Delft and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Delft (Station) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Delft and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Delft (Station) and Cologne is 216 km. The road distance is 272.8 km.

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The best way to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 35€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne, including transfers.

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Delft (Station) to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Delft (Station) to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 35€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 7h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Delft (Station) to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 215.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Delft (Station), Netherlands and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Delft (Station) to Cologne via Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Leverkusen once daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Delft to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
15€ - 21€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Delft to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 21€
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 Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Moenchengladbach Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Delft (Station) to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Leverkusen station.

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Delft (Station) to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Delft (Station) to Cologne is 273 km. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Delft (Station) to Cologne.

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