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from Antwerp to Cologne

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Sep 22
$49Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$42Deutsche Bahn
$16Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$42Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$42Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
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Sep 26
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$26Union Ivkoni International
Mon
Sep 27
$42Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$42Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$33Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 30
$33Deutsche Bahn
$15Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$42Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$33Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$33Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$33Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$33Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$33Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$42Deutsche Bahn
$15Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$42Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$42Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$33Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$33Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Tue
Oct 12
$33Deutsche Bahn
$16Flixbus

Travel Information from Antwerp to Cologne

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€18) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€34) • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) from Antwerp to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Antwerp to Cologne.

How to get from Antwerp to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Antwerp to Cologne, 63,44% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Antwerp to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Antwerp, Belgium?

Travel from Antwerp, Belgium to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Antwerp restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Antwerp?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Antwerp to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Antwerp, Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Antwerp, Belgium from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Antwerp from Cologne restricted?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Antwerp from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Antwerp, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 9/19/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Antwerp from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Antwerp to Cologne?

You can travel to Cologne from Antwerp 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Antwerp to Cologne?

The cheapest way to travel between Antwerp and Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $23 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $19 (€16) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Antwerp to Cologne costing on average $42 (€34).

What is the fastest way to travel between Antwerp and Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Antwerp is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 25 min.

How far is Cologne from Antwerp?

Cologne is approximately 112 miles (180 km) away from Antwerp.

How many services a day are there between Antwerp and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Cologne is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Antwerp as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Cologne from Antwerp, what are the departure and arrival points in Antwerp and Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Antwerp to Cologne:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Antwerp to Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Antwerp to Cologne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Antwerp to Cologne:

  • You can go to Cologne from Antwerp by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $23 (€18) with Flixbus from Antwerp to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel between Antwerp and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€34) with Deutsche Bahn from Antwerp to Cologne.
Is there a way to travel directly from Antwerp to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Antwerp to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 10 direct trains a day to Cologne with.

Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Antwerp and Cologne ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Antwerp to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Cologne from Antwerp online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Antwerp to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $23 (€18) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $42 (€34) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Antwerp to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Antwerp
Cologne
Antwerp
Amenities
Antwerpen Centraal
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Trains and buses run between Antwerp Centraal and Antwerp-Berchem stations. From there, buses 51 and 53 connect Berchem and the airport.
Antwerpen-Berchem
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Trains and buses run between Antwerp Centraal and Antwerp-Berchem stations. From there, buses 51 and 53 connect Berchem and the airport.

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