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Overview: Train from Groningen to Cologne

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Groningen to Cologne cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 57 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $26 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Groningen and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Groningen to Cologne trains

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

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 between Groningen and Cologne. 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.

  • Average Price: $23

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Groningen and Cologne, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Groningen to Cologne

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Groningen and Cologne?

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

Can I enter Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Groningen as this information can change.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Groningen is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany?

Reentry to Netherlands 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?

What are the 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 Groningen, Netherlands?

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

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

Last checked on 1/13/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Groningen from Cologne here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Groningen and Cologne cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Groningen to Cologne to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train between Groningen and Cologne?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Groningen to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $26 (€21)  one way.

What is the distance between Groningen and Cologne by train?

The distance to Cologne from Groningen by train is approximately 158 miles (255 km).

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

The Groningen to Cologne train duration is on average 3 h 57 min, which is to be expected when traveling 158 miles (255 km) from Groningen to Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When traveling by train from Groningen to Cologne, which train station in Groningen do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Groningen, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Groningen, Groningen Noord and Groningen Europapark. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Groningen   to Köln Hbf.

Where do I find the Groningen train station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Groningen, which is located around 0.6 miles (958 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center.

What train providers go from Groningen to Cologne?

For the journey from Groningen to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Groningen and Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there from Groningen to Cologne?

The average number of trains departing Groningen for Cologne is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Groningen to Cologne? What time is the last train from Groningen to Cologne?

You can take the first train from Groningen to Cologne at 5: 48 AM. The last train from Groningen to Cologne that you can take departs at 6: 48 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Groningen to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I book the Groningen to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Groningen to Cologne is on average $26 (€21) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Groningen to Cologne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Groningen
Cologne
Groningen is the most popular Groningen 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 Groningen for your trip to Cologne.