There are 6 ways to get from Nijmegen to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  2 h 54 min

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

$41 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Nijmegen to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath 120

$15 - $22

4 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Monchengladbach Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln Hbf Re / ...

$21 - $31

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf

$46 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Nijmegen to Cologne 95.6 miles

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS

$94 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nijmegen to Cologne is to bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nijmegen to Cologne is to drive which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Nijmegen and Cologne is 127 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Nijmegen to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Nijmegen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen and arriving at Koln Hbf via Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Nijmegen to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Nijmegen to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Venlo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Monchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nijmegen to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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