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from Groningen to Cologne

You can get from Groningen to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Groningen to Cologne on Sep 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:48AMGroningen3h57 10:45AMCologne Hbf
2 changes
$431One-way
Cheapest
08:18PMGroningen5h18 01:36AMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$231One-way
Other options
05:18PMGroningen3h50 09:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
2 changes
$501One-way
03:17PMGroningen4h57 08:14PMCologne Hbf
2 changes
$371One-way
03:18PMGroningen3h55 07:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
2 changes
$501One-way

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Wed
Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$51Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$43FlixTrain
$43Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$51Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$47Flixbus

Travel Information to Cologne from Groningen

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 4 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 4 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) between Groningen and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Groningen to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Groningen and Cologne?

Travel from Groningen, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Groningen restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Groningen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Groningen to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Groningen, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Groningen, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Groningen, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands 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 9/19/21. 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 Groningen from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Groningen?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Groningen?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Groningen is by taking a train, which costs on average $24 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a train is about $18 (€14) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $41 (€33) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Groningen to Cologne?

The fastest way from Groningen to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 17 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 47 min   on average.

How far is Cologne from Groningen?

Cologne is approximately 158 miles (255 km) away from Groningen.

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

The average frequency per day from Groningen to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Groningen? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Groningen, Centraal Station to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Groningen and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Groningen to Cologne?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Groningen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $41 (€33).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Groningen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Cologne from Groningen ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Groningen to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Groningen and Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $41 (€33) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $24 (€19) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Groningen
Cologne
Groningen
Amenities
Groningen
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Groningen Hbf (Centraal Station)
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