How to travel from Cologne to Heerlen

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
Jun 29
Thu
Jun 30
Fri
Jul 01
Sat
Jul 02
Sun
Jul 03
Mon
Jul 04
Tue
Jul 05

Travel Information from Cologne to Heerlen

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€21) • 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 42 miles (68 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Cologne to Heerlen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Heerlen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Heerlen

Travel to Heerlen 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 Heerlen.
FAQs

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Heerlen, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Heerlen, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22; 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 between Cologne and Heerlen.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Heerlen, Netherlands?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Heerlen?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Heerlen here.

You can travel from Cologne to Heerlen 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Heerlen from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Heerlen:

Taking a flight is usually $9 (€8) less than taking a bus to Heerlen, which costs on average $9 (€8) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $1 (€1) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $1 (€1) from Cologne to Heerlen.

A flight is generally $23 (€21) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $23 (€21) from Cologne to Heerlen.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Heerlen is by train, which takes on average 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

You should expect to travel around 42 miles (68 km) between Cologne and Heerlen.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Heerlen is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cologne to Heerlen as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 Heerlen:

  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Cologne to Heerlen depart from Köln Hbf to Heerlen.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Heerlen from Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Heerlen tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Heerlen with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $23 (€21) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Heerlen.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Heerlen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Maastricht or Aachen. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Heerlen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Heerlen and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $9 (€8) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $23 (€21) one way on average.

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

Travelling from Cologne to Heerlen: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language