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from Cologne to Leeuwarden

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Travel Information to Leeuwarden from Cologne

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€28) • 5 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a train to travel 163 miles (263 km) between Cologne and Leeuwarden. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Leeuwarden.

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Travel from Cologne to Leeuwarden
Travel to Leeuwarden 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 Leeuwarden.
What are the international travel restrictions for Netherlands due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Leeuwarden from Cologne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Leeuwarden, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Health declaration required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 8/1/21. 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 from Cologne to Leeuwarden.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • 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 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 8/2/21. 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 Leeuwarden.

What are the ways to get from Cologne to Leeuwarden?

You can go from Cologne to Leeuwarden by train.

How far is it from Cologne to Leeuwarden?

You should expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km) between Cologne and Leeuwarden.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leeuwarden.
Which travel operators can get me to Leeuwarden from Cologne?

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Leeuwarden by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Leeuwarden for $35 (€28) on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Leeuwarden from Cologne?
Your trip from Cologne to Leeuwarden doesn't have to end in Leeuwarden. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Groningen or Sneek. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Groningen or Sneek to your Cologne to Leeuwarden tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leeuwarden today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Cologne to Leeuwarden online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing $35 (€28) one way on average.

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

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Leeuwarden?

The fastest way to travel from Cologne to Leeuwarden is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 27 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf

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