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Travel Information to Cologne from Venlo

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 3 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 45 miles (73 km) from Venlo to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Venlo to Cologne.

Travel Tips

Travel from Venlo to Cologne
Travel to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Venlo to Cologne.
Is international travel between Venlo, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany allowed?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Venlo 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 Venlo?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Venlo closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Venlo, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel to Venlo, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands 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 Venlo, Netherlands was last verified on 9/26/21. 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 Venlo from Cologne.

What are the ways to get from Venlo to Cologne?

You can travel between Venlo and Cologne 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Venlo is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $11 (€9) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Venlo to Cologne costing on average $24 (€19).

What is the fastest way to get from Venlo to Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Venlo is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 3 h 14 min.

What is the distance from Venlo to Cologne?

The Venlo to Cologne distance is around 45 miles (73 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Venlo to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Venlo to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Venlo at Venlo, NS Station and arrive in Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Venlo to Cologne most often leave from Venlo and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Venlo to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Venlo 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 Venlo to Cologne for $12 (€10).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Venlo to Cologne for $24 (€19) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Cologne from Venlo?

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

  • You can find 12 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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Venlo to Cologne?
Omio customers who travel from Venlo 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.
How far in advance should I buy my Venlo to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Venlo 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 $12 (€10) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $24 (€19) one way.

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

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