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Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information from Zwolle to Cologne

distanceDistance115 miles (185 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 4 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a train to travel 115 miles (185 km) between Zwolle and Cologne. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct train from Zwolle to Cologne.

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Travel from Zwolle 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 Zwolle to Cologne.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Zwolle, Netherlands?

Travel between Zwolle, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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

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 9/20/21. 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 Zwolle.

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

The restriction level for your return to Zwolle, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zwolle from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zwolle, Netherlands?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 9/19/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zwolle from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Cologne from Zwolle?

You can get from Zwolle to Cologne by train.

What is the quickest way from Zwolle to Cologne?

Going by train is the quickest way from Zwolle to Cologne with an average travel time of 4 h 36 min.

How far is it from Zwolle to Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 115 miles (185 km) between Zwolle and Cologne.

How many services a day are there between Zwolle and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Zwolle to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Trains from Zwolle to Cologne most often leave from Zwolle Stadshagen and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Zwolle to Cologne?

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zwolle to Cologne for $24 (€19).
Can I travel directly from Zwolle to Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct service from Zwolle to Cologne:

  • 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 route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Zwolle and Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Zwolle 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!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Cologne from Zwolle online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Zwolle to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A train ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zwolle 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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