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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$20 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 6 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€26) • 3 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 175 miles (283 km) by bus or train between Cologne and Ostend. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Ostend.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Ostend, Belgium from Cologne, Germany?

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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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 9/14/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Ostend from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Ostend, Belgium?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Ostend, Belgium?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 9/16/21. 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 Ostend here.

How do I get from Cologne to Ostend?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Ostend?

The cheapest way to travel to Ostend from Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $20 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Ostend:

A bus is generally $13 (€11) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $33 (€26) from Cologne to Ostend.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Ostend?

The quickest way to travel to Ostend from Cologne is by train, which takes on average 3 h 33 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 5 min   on average.

What is the distance from Cologne to Ostend?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Ostend?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Ostend is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Ostend?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Ostend?

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

    • You can travel to Ostend from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $20 (€16) with Flixbus from Cologne to Ostend.
    • You can go to Ostend from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $33 (€26) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Ostend on Omio.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cologne to Ostend?
    Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Ostend often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ostend and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How far in advance should I purchase my Cologne to Ostend one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets are costing $20 (€16) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $33 (€26) one way.

    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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    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Ostend
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