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Train Information between Cologne and Venlo

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or VRR

Trains from Cologne to Venlo cover the 45 miles (73 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or VRR. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $23 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Venlo.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Venlo

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Venlo from $23 (€19) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Cologne to Venlo. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Venlo don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cologne to Venlo
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    FAQs
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Cologne, Germany to Venlo, Netherlands?

    Travel between Cologne, Germany and Venlo, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Venlo, Netherlands?

    When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Venlo before traveling.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Venlo, Netherlands?

    The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Venlo is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Cologne from Venlo restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Venlo?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 11/30/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Venlo closer to your date of departure here here.

    How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Venlo cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Venlo trains for as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train to Venlo from Cologne on average?
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Venlo train price to come in at an average of $23 (€19)  one way.
    What is the distance between Cologne and Venlo by train?
    The Cologne to Venlo train distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).
    What is the Cologne to Venlo train travel time?
    On average the Cologne to Venlo train travel time is 1 h 39 min  for the 45 miles (73 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Venlo?

    When taking the train between Cologne and Venlo, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your route can end in train stations such as Venlo, Venlo, Venlo Train Station and Venlo Gr.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Venlo.

    Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Venlo train station located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Venlo most often arrive at Venlo and need to travel around 0.4 miles (594 m) from this train station to the city center.

    What train providers offer a service from Cologne to Venlo?
    For the journey from Cologne to Venlo you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or VRR. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Venlo from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many train services are there to Venlo from Cologne a day?
    On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cologne to Venlo. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Venlo?
    You can take the earliest train from Cologne to Venlo at 8: 17 AM   or take the last train from Cologne to Venlo leaving at 7: 11 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Venlo train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    How early should I book Cologne to Venlo train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you buy the Cologne to Venlo train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $23 (€19). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Venlo. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Venlo
    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Venlo.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +49 2211411055
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transit options for Köln Hbf
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB