How to travel from Cologne to Heerlen

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Travel Information between Cologne and Heerlen

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 42 miles (68 km) by train or bus from Cologne to Heerlen. 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 Cologne to Heerlen.

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from Cologne to Heerlen

How to get from Cologne to Heerlen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Cologne to Heerlen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Travel to Heerlen from Cologne on Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel 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 travel to Heerlen from Cologne. DB uses different types of travel 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 travel.

    FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Heerlen

    FAQs: 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.

    There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Heerlen: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Heerlen from Cologne is by taking a train, which costs on average $3 (€3).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Cologne to Heerlen:

    Taking a train costs $6 (€5) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $9 (€8).

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

    Other travel options to Heerlen take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h 5 min on average.

    Heerlen is approximately 42 miles (68 km) away from Cologne.

    The average frequency per day from Cologne to Heerlen is:

    • Around 12 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Heerlen as scheduled services by train or bus 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 purchase a bus ticket from Cologne to Heerlen depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) to Heerlen.
    • Most travelers board their train from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Heerlen.

    The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Heerlen:

    • Travel with FlixBus for buses to Heerlen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Cologne to Heerlen tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).
    • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, National Express or FlixTrain for trains to Heerlen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Cologne to Heerlen tickets on Omio for $3 (€3).

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

    • Take a direct bus with.
    • Direct train with.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Heerlen often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Aachen, Maastricht or Eindhoven. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Heerlen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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