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from Nijmegen to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Nijmegen to Cologne on Dec 3 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:28AMNijmegen2h44 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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$241One-way
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09:28AMNijmegen2h44 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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$241One-way
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08:08AMNijmegen2h27 10:35AMCologne Hbf
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$401One-way
06:08PMNijmegen2h27 08:35PMCologne Hbf
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$401One-way
07:47AMNijmegen3h02 10:49AMCologne Hbf
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$331One-way

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Travel Information to Cologne from Nijmegen

distanceDistance78 miles (126 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $34
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 2 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 2 h 2 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 78 miles (126 km) between Nijmegen and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 2 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Nijmegen to Cologne.

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

International travel from Nijmegen, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if traveling from Nijmegen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Nijmegen and Cologne.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Nijmegen, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

  • 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
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Nijmegen, 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 12/1/21. 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 Nijmegen from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Nijmegen?

You can travel to Cologne from Nijmegen 2 different ways: bus or train.

How do I get from Nijmegen to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Nijmegen to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€19) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is generally $11 (€9) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $34 (€28) from Nijmegen to Cologne.

What is the fastest way to travel between Nijmegen and Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Nijmegen is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 2 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

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

How far is it from Nijmegen to Cologne?

The distance from Nijmegen to Cologne is approximately 78 miles (126 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Nijmegen to Cologne is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Nijmegen to Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Nijmegen and Cologne?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Nijmegen, Tunnelweg and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Nijmegen at Nijmegen and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Nijmegen to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Nijmegen 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 Nijmegen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $34 (€28).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Nijmegen to Cologne tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).
Is there a way to travel directly from Nijmegen to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Nijmegen to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Cologne with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Nijmegen to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Nijmegen to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Nijmegen 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.
How far in advance should I purchase my Nijmegen to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $34 (€28) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.

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

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