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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$60 - $97

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 14 min

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

$16 - $26

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Train via Eindhoven  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Delft to Eindhoven
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
  4. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf S11 / ...

$39 - $65

Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Cologne Hbf

$47 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Delft to Cologne 170.8 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 29 min

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

$85 - $306

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Delft to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$94 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Delft to Cologne is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Delft to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Delft station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Delft, Station Delft Perron E and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Rotterdam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Delft to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Delft and arriving at Koln Hbf via Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Delft and Cologne is 216 km. The road distance is 273.3 km.

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The best way to get from Delft to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Delft to Cologne, including transfers.

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

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Delft 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 to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Delft to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 134.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Delft to Cologne via Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Delft to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Delft to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Delft to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Delft to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / 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 Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Delft to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Delft to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Koln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Delft to Cologne is 273 km. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Delft to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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