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from Cologne to Venlo

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Travel Information between Cologne and Venlo

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 1 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 45 miles (73 km) from Cologne to Venlo. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Cologne to Venlo.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Venlo, Netherlands allowed?

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

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Venlo if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Venlo, 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21; 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 Venlo.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Cologne, Germany from Venlo, Netherlands?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Venlo, Netherlands?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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)
  • 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

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 11/28/21. 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 Venlo here.

How do I reach Venlo from Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Cologne to Venlo?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Venlo is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€19) compared to other travel options to Venlo:

A train is generally $5 (€4) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $28 (€23) from Cologne to Venlo.

What is the fastest way to travel to Venlo from Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Venlo is by train, which takes on average 1 h 44 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 57 min   on average.

What is the distance between Cologne and Venlo?

The distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km) from Cologne to Venlo.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Venlo is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Venlo, NS Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Venlo at Venlo.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Venlo?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Cologne and Venlo with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Venlo tickets for $28 (€23) on Omio.
  • You can go to Venlo from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $23 (€19) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Venlo on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Cologne to Venlo?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Venlo 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 Venlo.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Venlo?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Venlo often also extend their vacation to go to Düsseldorf, Amsterdam or Eindhoven. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Venlo and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Venlo from Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $28 (€23) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $23 (€19) one way.

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

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