How to travel from Cologne to Antwerp

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from Cologne to Antwerp

You can get from Cologne to Antwerp by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Antwerp on Dec 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30AMCologne Hbf2h35 10:05AMAntwerpen Centraal
2 transfers
03:19PMCologne Hbf3h57 07:16PMAntwerpen Centraal
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09:30AMCologne Hbf2h35 12:05PMAntwerpen Centraal
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09:09AMCologne Hbf4h07 01:16PMAntwerpen Centraal
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07:09AMCologne Hbf4h07 11:16AMAntwerpen Centraal
4 transfers

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Travel Information from Cologne to Antwerp

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $136
fastestFastest modeTrain • $136 (€124) • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Antwerp from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Antwerp.

How to get from Cologne to Antwerp

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Antwerp, 74,44% 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 Cologne to Antwerp 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Antwerp

Travel Tips: Travel to Antwerp 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 Antwerp.

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Antwerp from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Antwerp, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Antwerp from Cologne.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Antwerp restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany 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 Germany was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Antwerp closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Antwerp. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Antwerp from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $24 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Antwerp:

A flight is generally $14 (€13) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $38 (€35) from Cologne to Antwerp.

Taking a flight is usually $112 (€102) less than taking a train to Antwerp, which costs on average $136 (€124) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Cologne to Antwerp is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 23 min.

There are alternative travel options to Antwerp that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 51 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Antwerp by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 112 miles (180 km) from Cologne to Antwerp.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Antwerp is:

  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Antwerp as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Antwerp International Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Cologne to Antwerp depart from Köln Hbf to Antwerp.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Antwerp, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Antwerp by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Antwerp tickets on Omio for $38 (€35).
  • Travel with Thalys for trains to Antwerp. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Thalys Cologne to Antwerp tickets on Omio for $136 (€124).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Antwerp often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Antwerp itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Antwerp and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $38 (€35) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $136 (€124) one way on average.

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

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