How to travel from Ostend to Cologne

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Travel Information between Ostend and Cologne

distanceDistance175 miles (283 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€17) • 6 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $61 (€58) • 3 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Travel 175 miles (283 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Ostend and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Ostend to Cologne.

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Travel between Ostend, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Belgium enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

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

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 10/6/22. 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 Ostend.

The restriction level for your return to Ostend, Belgium from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Ostend from Cologne restricted?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Ostend, Belgium?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 10/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Ostend from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Ostend to Cologne. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ostend to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€17) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is usually $47 (€45) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $65 (€62) for the same trip.

A bus is $43 (€41) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Ostend to Cologne costing on average $61 (€58).

The fastest way from Ostend to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 23 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 27 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The Ostend to Cologne distance is around 175 miles (283 km).

The average frequency per day from Ostend to Cologne is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Ostend 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 when traveling from Ostend to Cologne:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Ostend Bruges International Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.

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

  • You can travel from Ostend to Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€17) with Flixbus from Ostend to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train to Cologne from Ostend with Thalys, and you can find Thalys Ostend to Cologne tickets for $61 (€58) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Ostend to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Ostend and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $18 (€17) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $65 (€62) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $61 (€58) one way on average.

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

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