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Overview: Train from Cologne to Zwolle

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Zwolle cover the 115 miles (185 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey 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 Zwolle Stadshagen.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains between Cologne and Zwolle

Travel between Cologne and Zwolle from $23 (€19) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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 Zwolle. 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.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Zwolle and when traveling by train:

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

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Zwolle

    Travel by train to Zwolle easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Zwolle.
    FAQs

    Am I allowed to travel by train from Cologne, Germany to Zwolle, Netherlands?

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

    Is international entry into Zwolle from Cologne restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • 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 Zwolle, Netherlands?

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zwolle from Cologne closer to your date of departure here

    What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Zwolle, Netherlands?

    Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Zwolle?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • 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:

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

    Last checked on 1/23/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Zwolle.

    How much do cheap trains from Cologne to Zwolle cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Zwolle trains for as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is the train between Cologne and Zwolle on average?

    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Zwolle train price to come in at an average of $23 (€19)  one way.

    How far is it from Cologne to Zwolle by train?

    The distance from Cologne to Zwolle by train is approximately 115 miles (185 km).

    How many hours is the train time to Zwolle from Cologne?

    While the time it takes to travel 115 miles (185 km) between Cologne and Zwolle can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Zwolle train journey time is on average 4 h 22 min.

    What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Zwolle?

    There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Zwolle you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Zwolle Stadshagen and Zwolle.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Zwolle Stadshagen.

    Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Zwolle?

    Passengers booking this route 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 Zwolle most often arrive at Zwolle Stadshagen and need to travel around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Zwolle?

    Take the Cologne to Zwolle train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Cologne and Zwolle as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains are there between Cologne and Zwolle a day?

    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Cologne to Zwolle. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    How early should I book Cologne to Zwolle train tickets to get the best deals?

    If you book a train ticket from Cologne to Zwolle within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $23 (€19) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cologne and Zwolle are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Zwolle
    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 Zwolle.
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    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