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from Leiden to Cologne

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Travel Information from Leiden to Cologne

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 3 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus or train to Cologne from Leiden. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Leiden to Cologne.

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Travel from Leiden 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 Leiden to Cologne.
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Cologne from Leiden?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Leiden 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 Leiden?

  • 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 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Leiden and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Leiden, 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 Leiden 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 Leiden, 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 9/22/21. 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 Leiden from Cologne here.

What are the ways to get from Leiden to Cologne?

You can travel between Leiden and Cologne 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Leiden is by taking a bus, which costs on average $22 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $24 (€19) from Leiden to Cologne.

What is the quickest way to get from Leiden to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Leiden and Cologne is by train, which takes on average 3 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 55 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Leiden to Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) between Leiden and Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Leiden to Cologne is:

  • 4 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a train from Leiden Centraal to Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Leiden to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel by bus to Cologne from Leiden with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Leiden to Cologne tickets for $22 (€18) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Leiden and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $24 (€19) with Deutsche Bahn from Leiden to Cologne.
Where should I go next after I travel between Leiden and Cologne?
Your trip from Leiden 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 Leiden to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
When should I buy a ticket from Leiden to Cologne online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $22 (€18) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $24 (€19) one way on average for this trip.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leiden Centraal
Leiden Lammenschans

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