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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3h 27m

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

$50 - $80

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Bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Cologne Hbf

$45 - $69

3 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
  3. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf S11 / ...

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Hilversum to Cologne 144.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  3h 55m

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

$95 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Hilversum to Cologne is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Hilversum to Cologne is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hilversum to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Hilversum and arriving at Koln Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Hilversum and Cologne is 189 km. The road distance is 231.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hilversum to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Hilversum to Cologne, including transfers.

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Hilversum to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Hilversum to Cologne is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 4h 16m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Hilversum to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hilversum to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2h 8m. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Hilversum to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
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Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Utrecht to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Hilversum to Cologne is 231 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Hilversum to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hilversum to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 46m and costs 8€ - 14€.

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