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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Eindhoven JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad to Duisburg Portsmouthplatz
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Koeln Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf

Drive

  1. Drive from Eindhoven to Cologne

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The cost-effective way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne is to bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Eindhoven station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Eindhoven Station and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Eindhoven to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Eindhoven Centraal and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Venlo and Neuss Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 29m.

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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 bus and train which takes 2h 12m and costs €4 - €85.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Eindhoven to Cologne, including transfers.

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Eindhoven to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Eindhoven Station.

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

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The best way to get from Eindhoven to Cologne is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs €14 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 3h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Eindhoven to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 117.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

You can take a train from Eindhoven to Cologne via Venlo, Neuss Hauptbahnhof, and Neuss Hbf in around 2h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf 5 times a day. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

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 Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Neuss Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
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 Duisburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€17 - €24
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Eindhoven JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad to Duisburg Portsmouthplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Eindhoven Station to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eindhoven to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf station.

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Eindhoven to Cologne train services, operated by National 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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