How to travel from Cologne to Heerlen

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Travel Information to Heerlen from Cologne

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $23
fastestFastest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

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

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

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 3/8/23; 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 from Cologne to Heerlen.

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 3/22/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Heerlen.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Heerlen from Cologne. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to go to Heerlen from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Heerlen:

A bus is $14 (€13) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Heerlen costing on average $23 (€21).

The quickest way to travel to Heerlen from Cologne is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 29 min.

The Cologne to Heerlen distance is around 42 miles (68 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Heerlen is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Heerlen as scheduled services by bus 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.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Heerlen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Heerlen tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Heerlen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Heerlen for $23 (€21).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct train with.

Direct services to Heerlen 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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Heerlen? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Heerlen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Maastricht or Aachen. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Maastricht or Aachen from Heerlen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Cologne to Heerlen, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $9 (€8) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $23 (€21) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Heerlen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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