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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$61 - $90

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Train via Venlo  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo Intercity
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf Sneltrein RE13

$40 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf

$45 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Haarlem to Cologne 174 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Haarlem to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$97 - $301

Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  5 h 54 min

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

$77 - $288

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$101 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Haarlem to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Haarlem to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Haarlem, Rustenburgerlaan and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Amsterdam, Station Zuid and Amsterdam Amstel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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

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The distance between Haarlem and Cologne is 227 km. The road distance is 278.3 km.

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The best way to get from Haarlem to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs 50€ - 80€.

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

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Haarlem to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Amsterdam Amstel station.

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Haarlem to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Haarlem to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 5 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Haarlem to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Haarlem to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Haarlem to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cologne Bonn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cologne Bonn via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.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 Schiphol Airport to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Haarlem to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
ns.nl
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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
Bus operators
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
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Haarlem to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne Hbf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Haarlem to Cologne is 278 km. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Haarlem to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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