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There are 5 ways to get from Hasselt to Cologne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Hasselt to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins S43 / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...

35€ - 105€

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Hasselt Dusartplein to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...
  2. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf Re / ...

11€ - 94€

3 alternative options

Bus, line 350 bus, train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Hasselt Dusartplein to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 350
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln-Muelheim Re / ...

Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Hasselt Dusartplein to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht to Cologne South 128 / ...

13€ - 30€

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Hasselt to Cologne 138.5 km

15€ - 22€

Hasselt to Cologne by trains

The train journey time between Hasselt and Cologne is around 3h 33m and covers a distance of around 171 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 29m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Thalys, the Hasselt to Cologne train service departs from Hasselt and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 33m
Fastest train time:
2h 29m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
35€
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:37
Last train departs at:
20:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hasselt to Cologne train schedules

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  • 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
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hasselt to Cologne is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Hasselt to Cologne is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hasselt to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Hasselt and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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It is 113 km from Hasselt to Cologne. It is approximately 138.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Hasselt to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 35€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Hasselt to Cologne, including transfers.

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Hasselt to Cologne train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Hasselt station.

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The best way to get from Hasselt to Cologne is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs 35€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 4h 8m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hasselt to Cologne is 138 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Hasselt to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 113 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Hasselt, Belgium and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Hasselt to Cologne via Liege-Guillemins in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hasselt to Cologne via Maastricht Station perron D, Maastricht, Cologne South, and Koeln/Bonn Flughafen in around 4h 8m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Hasselt to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
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 Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 70€
Comfort
60€ - 80€
Premium
70€ - 95€
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
arriva.nl
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln-Muelheim
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln-Mülheim
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln-Mülheim
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Dusartplein to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
arriva.nl
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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