|Distance||175 miles (283 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$18 - $65|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $18 (€17) • 6 h 27 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $61 (€58) • 3 h 23 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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.
Travel between Ostend, Belgium and Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Conditions of entry into Germany:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:
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.
Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of reentry into Belgium:
You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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:
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:
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