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Travel Information from Leuven to Cologne

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $36
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $36 (€30) • 1 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus or train from Leuven to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leuven to Cologne.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Leuven, Belgium to Cologne, Germany?

Travel from Leuven, Belgium to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Leuven restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Leuven to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Leuven, Belgium from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Leuven, Belgium from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Leuven, Belgium was last verified on 10/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Leuven from Cologne.

How do I travel from Leuven to Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Leuven to Cologne: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $23 (€19) less than taking a train to Cologne, which costs on average $36 (€30) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Leuven to Cologne?

The fastest way from Leuven to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 48 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 35 min   on average.

How far is it from Leuven to Cologne?

The Leuven to Cologne distance is around 97 miles (157 km).

How many services a day are there between Leuven and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Leuven to Cologne is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Leuven to Cologne, where do I depart from Leuven and where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Leuven, Diestsepoort to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Leuven and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Leuven to Cologne?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Leuven to Cologne tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Leuven to Cologne tickets on Omio for $36 (€30).
Can I find a direct route from Leuven to Cologne?

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

  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Leuven.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Leuven to Cologne?
Omio customers who travel from Leuven to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket from Leuven to Cologne online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $13 (€11) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $36 (€30) one way.

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

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