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from Cologne to Ostend

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Travel Information between Cologne and Ostend

distanceDistance175 miles (283 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€25) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€34) • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 175 miles (283 km) by bus or train from Cologne to Ostend. 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 Ostend.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Ostend, Belgium allowed?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Ostend, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Ostend from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ostend, Belgium from Cologne?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Ostend, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 1/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Ostend closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Ostend, Belgium?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 1/24/22. 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 Ostend.

How do I travel from Cologne to Ostend?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Ostend including taking a bus or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Ostend the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Ostend from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $30 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Ostend:

A bus is $10 (€9) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Ostend costing on average $40 (€34).

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Ostend?

The fastest way to get to Ostend from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 27 min.

Other travel options to Ostend can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 55 min.

How far is Ostend from Cologne?

The distance is approximately 175 miles (283 km) from Cologne to Ostend.

How many services a day are there to Ostend from Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Ostend is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Ostend as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Ostend from Cologne, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Ostend?

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

    Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Ostend?

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

    • Flixbus can get you to Ostend by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Cologne to Ostend for $30 (€25) on Omio.
    • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Ostend by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ostend for $40 (€34) on Omio.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cologne and Ostend ends?

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

    When should I buy a ticket from Cologne to Ostend online to score the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost $30 (€25) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $40 (€34) one way on average.

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

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