Travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Restricted. See details.

There are 2 ways to get from Eindhoven to Cologne by train or car

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Train  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf Ice

30€ - 45€

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Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Eindhoven to Cologne 144.7 km

18€ - 27€

Eindhoven to Cologne by trains

The train journey time between Eindhoven and Cologne is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 135 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 48m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Eindhoven to Cologne train service departs from Eindhoven Centraal and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 48m
Fastest train time:
1h 48m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
30€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:01
Last train departs at:
09:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Eindhoven to Cologne train schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cologne is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cologne is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cologne is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne is to drive, which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Eindhoven Centraal and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between Eindhoven and Cologne is 117 km. The road distance is 144.7 km.

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The best way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf takes 1h 48m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Eindhoven to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Eindhoven Centraal station.

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Eindhoven to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Eindhoven to Cologne is 145 km. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Eindhoven to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 117.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 48m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 1h 48m.

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 Eindhoven Centraal to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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