There are 3 ways to get from Heerlen to Cologne by bus, train or car

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

Bus, train Bahn DE  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Heerlen, Bradleystraat to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 44
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...

$24 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus, train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Heerlen, Theater to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 44
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Re / ...

$26 - $51

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Heerlen to Cologne 52.4 miles

$12 - $19

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

There is no direct connection from Heerlen to Cologne. However, you can take the bus to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof, take the walk to Aachen Hbf, then take the train to Köln, Dom / Hbf. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heerlen to Cologne via Aachen, Hauptbahnhof and Aachen Hbf in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerlen, Bradleystraat to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerlen, Theater to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Aachener Straßenbahn
Website
avv.de
Bus from Heerlen, Heerlen, Heerlerbaan Bradleystraat to Aachen, Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus from Heerlen, Heerlen, Theater to Aachen, Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Heerlen, Heerlerbaan Bradleystraat to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Heerlen, Theater to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Heerlen and Cologne is 68 km. The road distance is 84 km.

The cheapest way to get from Heerlen to Cologne is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Heerlen to Cologne is to drive which takes 49 min and costs 10€ - 16€.

It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Heerlen to Cologne, including transfers.