How to travel 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$17 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€25) • 3 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus or train from Leiden to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Leiden to Cologne.

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Travel between Leiden, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 5/16/22. 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 to Cologne from Leiden.

The restriction level for your return to Leiden, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Leiden from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Leiden from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Leiden, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 5/16/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Leiden from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Leiden to Cologne. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Leiden is by taking a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $11 (€10) less than taking a train, which costs on average $28 (€25) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Leiden to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 3 h 4 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 3 h 36 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Leiden to Cologne is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their train from Leiden Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Leiden by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $17 (€15) with Flixbus from Leiden to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel between Leiden and Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€25) with Deutsche Bahn from Leiden to Cologne.
Looking to extend your trip from Leiden to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Leiden to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Leiden 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 is costing $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $28 (€25) one way on average.

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.

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