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from Cologne to Ghent

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Travel Information from Cologne to Ghent

distanceDistance140 miles (226 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€38) • 2 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 140 miles (226 km) by bus or train to Ghent from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Ghent.

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FAQs
Does Belgium have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Cologne and Ghent?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Ghent, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ghent if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Ghent, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Ghent from Cologne.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Ghent, Belgium due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Cologne from Ghent restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 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 10/25/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Ghent closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Cologne to Ghent?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ghent is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€15) compared to other travel options to Ghent:

Taking a bus is usually $28 (€23) less than taking a train to Ghent, which costs on average $46 (€38) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Cologne to Ghent?

The fastest way from Cologne to Ghent is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 28 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

How many miles from Cologne to Ghent would I travel?

The distance from Cologne to Ghent is approximately 140 miles (226 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Ghent is:

  • 8 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Ghent?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Ghent:

  • Buses from Cologne to Ghent most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Ghent.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Gent St Pieters.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Ghent?

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

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Ghent with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€15) with Flixbus from Cologne to Ghent.
  • You can travel from Cologne to Ghent by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $46 (€38) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ghent.
Where should I go next after I travel to Ghent from Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Ghent? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Ghent usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Brussels, Bruges or Amsterdam from Ghent, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Ghent from Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $46 (€38) one way on average.

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

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