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

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$55 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen 268

$27 - $44

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Cologne Hbf

$45 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from The Hague to Cologne 175 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 20 min

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

$84 - $293

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN

$95 - $458

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from The Hague to Cologne is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from The Hague to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between The Hague and Cologne is 223 km. The road distance is 280 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from The Hague to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from The Hague and arriving at Cologne Hbf. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Den Haag Centraal and arriving at Koln Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between The Hague, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from The Hague to Cologne via Utrecht Centraal in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from The Hague to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
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 Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag HS to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from The Hague to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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 The Hague to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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