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Travel Information to Cologne from Utrecht

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 112 miles (180 km) by bus or train between Utrecht and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Utrecht to Cologne.

How to get from Utrecht to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Utrecht to Cologne, 87,62% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Utrecht to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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

Travel from Utrecht, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Utrecht restricted?

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

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

  • 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 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 12/5/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Utrecht to Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Utrecht, 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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht, 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 Utrecht from Cologne here.

How do I reach Cologne from Utrecht?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel from Utrecht to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€18) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $23 (€19) from Utrecht to Cologne.

What is the fastest way from Utrecht to Cologne?

The fastest way from Utrecht to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 1 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 4 h 5 min.

How far is Cologne from Utrecht?

The distance is approximately 112 miles (180 km) from Utrecht to Cologne.

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

The average frequency per day from Utrecht to Cologne is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Utrecht? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Utrecht to Cologne depart from Utrecht, Thoriumweg (Meet & Eat) to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Utrecht Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Utrecht to Cologne?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Cologne by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Utrecht to Cologne for $22 (€18).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Utrecht to Cologne for $23 (€19) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Utrecht to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus.

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 between Utrecht and Cologne.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Utrecht and Cologne ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Utrecht to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Utrecht to Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Utrecht 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 costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $23 (€19) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Utrecht 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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