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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 54 min

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

$41 - $65

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 31 min

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

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  3 h 26 min

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

$14 - $18

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem to Cologne Hbf

$42 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Nijmegen to Cologne 95.6 miles

$23 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Nijmegen to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Arnhem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs .

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

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Nijmegen to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Arnhem station.

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Nijmegen to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Arnhem Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Cologne is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Nijmegen to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne Hbf station.

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

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Map of how to get from Nijmegen to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Nijmegen to Cologne twice a week. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h.

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 Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Venlo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
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
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nijmegen to Cologne is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Nijmegen to Cologne.

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