How to travel from Heerlen to Cologne

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from Heerlen to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Heerlen to Cologne on Aug 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Heerlen to Cologne

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€21) • 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€21) • 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 42 miles (68 km) to Cologne from Heerlen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Heerlen to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Heerlen to Cologne

Travel to Cologne 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 Heerlen to Cologne.

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

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 8/8/22. 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 Heerlen to Cologne.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Heerlen, 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 Heerlen from Cologne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Heerlen, 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. 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 Heerlen from Cologne here.

There are 4 travel options from Heerlen to Cologne: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Heerlen is by taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€21).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a train is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $33 (€31) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Heerlen to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 44 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 59 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 42 miles (68 km) from Heerlen to Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Heerlen to Cologne is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Heerlen and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Heerlen to Cologne for $33 (€31).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Heerlen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $22 (€21).
Your trip from Heerlen to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Heerlen to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

Before traveling from Heerlen to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $33 (€31) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $22 (€21) one way.

But we recommend booking Heerlen to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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