There are 6 ways to get from Haarlem to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf Ice

$46 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf 068 / ...

$36 - $68

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf

$53 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Haarlem to Cologne 174 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Haarlem to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$113 - $324

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) AMS - CGN

$68 - $270

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Haarlem to Cologne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Haarlem to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Haarlem to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Haarlem to Cologne?

The distance between Haarlem and Cologne is 227 km. The road distance is 278 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne is to drive which takes 2 h 41 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Haarlem and Cologne?

No, there is no direct train from Haarlem to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Haarlem and arriving at Köln Hbf via Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Haarlem to Cologne?

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Haarlem to Cologne, including transfers.