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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 41 min

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

$48 - $77

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Bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via Venlo  •  4 h 3 min

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

$28 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Tilburg to Cologne 112.4 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 24 min

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

$108 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Tilburg to Cologne is to bus which costs 13€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tilburg to Cologne is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tilburg to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Tilburg and arriving at Koln Hbf via Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Tilburg and Cologne is 147 km. The road distance is 179.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tilburg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Tilburg to Cologne, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tilburg to Cologne is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Tilburg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 91.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Tilburg to Cologne via Arnhem Centraal in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Tilburg to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Tilburg to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 Arnhem Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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
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 Eindhoven to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Tilburg to Cologne is 180 km. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Tilburg to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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