There are 3 ways to get from Venlo to Cologne by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf Sneltrein RE13
  2. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf S11 / ...

$12 - $18

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Bus, line 250 bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Venlo, Venlo Station to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen 268
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie to Köln, Heumarkt 250

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Venlo to Cologne 57.3 miles

$14 - $21

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No, there is no direct bus from Venlo station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Venlo, Venlo Station and arriving at Köln, Heumarkt via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venlo to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Venlo and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf via Neuss Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Venlo and Cologne is 73 km. The road distance is 91.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venlo to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Venlo to Cologne, including transfers.

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Venlo to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venlo, Venlo Station.

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Venlo to Cologne train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Venlo station.

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The best way to get from Venlo to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 250 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Venlo to Cologne bus services, operated by Wiedenhoff Reisen, arrive at Köln, Heumarkt station.

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Venlo to Cologne train services, operated by S-Bahn Köln, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Venlo to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Venlo to Cologne via Neuss Hbf in around 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venlo to Cologne via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen and Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie in around 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venlo, Venlo Station to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Wiedenhoff Reisen
Phone
0212/813081
Email
info@wiedenhoff.com
Website
wiedenhoff.com
Bus from Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie to Köln, Heumarkt
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
wiedenhoff.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Venlo to Cologne is 92 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Venlo to Cologne.

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