There are 4 ways to get from Sittard to Cologne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Heerlen to Aachen Hbf 20326 / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Dom / Hbf Re9 / ...

27€ - 117€

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Bus, train  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sittard-Geleen, Sittard Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof Sb3
  2. Take the train from Geilenkirchen to Rheydt Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Rheydt Hbf to Koeln Hbf Re / ...

15€ - 102€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Heerlen, Station Perron E to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 44
  2. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB

36€ - 54€

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Sittard to Cologne 103.3 km

14€ - 21€

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The cheapest way to get from Sittard to Cologne is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Sittard to Cologne is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sittard to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Sittard, Stadhuis and arriving at Köln ZOB via Heerlen, Station Perron E and Aachen Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sittard to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Sittard and arriving at Köln Dom / Hbf via Heerlen and Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Sittard and Cologne is 76 km. The road distance is 103.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sittard to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 26€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m to get from Sittard to Cologne, including transfers.

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Sittard to Cologne bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Heerlen, Station Perron E.

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Sittard to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Heerlen station.

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The best way to get from Sittard to Cologne is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 26€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Sittard to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 76 km
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

You can take a train from Sittard to Cologne via Heerlen and Aachen Hbf in around 2h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sittard to Cologne via Heerlen, Station Perron E and Aachen Hauptbahnhof in around 4h 2m.

Train operators
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 Heerlen to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 19€
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Heerlen to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Geilenkirchen to Rheydt Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rheydt Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Geilenkirchen to Rheydt Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Geilenkirchen to Rheydt Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rheydt Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
WestVerkehr
Phone
02431-88-6767
Email
info@west-verkehr.de
Website
west-verkehr.de
Bus from Sittard-Geleen, Sittard Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
WestVerkehr
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerlen, Station Perron E to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Heerlen, Busstation to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ASEAG
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
eurolines.de

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Sittard to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln ZOB station.

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Sittard to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Köln Dom / Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sittard to Cologne is 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Sittard to Cologne.

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