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

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Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Hengelo to Rheine Stoptrein RB61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Rheine Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re7 / ...

$47 - $89

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Bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Enschede to Dortmund 217
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund ZOB to Köln ZOB

$34 - $68

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Enschede, Van Heekplein to Doetinchem, Station 74
  2. Take the train from Zevenaar to Dusseldorf Hbf Stoptrein RE19 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Enschede to Cologne 109.5 miles

$26 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Enschede to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Enschede and arriving at Köln ZOB via Dortmund ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Enschede to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Enschede and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf via Hengelo and Rheine Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Enschede and Cologne is 143 km. The road distance is 175.3 km.

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The best way to get from Enschede to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Enschede to Cologne, including transfers.

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Enschede to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Enschede station.

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Enschede to Cologne train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Hengelo station.

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The best way to get from Enschede to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Enschede to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln ZOB station.

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Enschede to Cologne train services, operated by National Express Rail, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Enschede to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 89.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Enschede to Cologne via Hengelo, Rheine, and Rheine Bf in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Enschede to Cologne via Dortmund and Dortmund ZOB in around 5 h 11 min.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
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National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Rheine Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Rheine to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Zevenaar to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Enschede, Van Heekplein to Doetinchem, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Enschede to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund ZOB to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Enschede to Cologne is 175 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Enschede to Cologne.

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