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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 31 min

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

$50 - $80

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Train via Venlo  •  4 h 49 min

  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 / ...

$34 - $64

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Cologne Hbf

$45 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Hilversum to Cologne 144.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$97 - $297

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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 3 h 31 min.

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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 3 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min 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 3 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Map of how to get from Hilversum to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Hilversum to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
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
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
25 min
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
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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