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Overview: Train from Cologne to Groningen

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Groningen cover the 158 miles (255 km) long route taking on average 4 h 56 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £22, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Groningen.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Groningen

Travel to Groningen from Cologne from £17 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Groningen train.

  • Average Price: £17

Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Groningen are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Groningen
Travel by train to Groningen 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 Cologne to Groningen.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Groningen, Netherlands?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Groningen, Netherlands?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 01/12/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Groningen from Cologne as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Groningen, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Groningen?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Groningen?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 06/12/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Groningen.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Cologne to Groningen?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Groningen from Cologne to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cologne to Groningen cost on average?
The Cologne to Groningen train ticket price is on average £22  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Cologne to Groningen by train?
The train distance from Cologne to Groningen is around 158 miles (255 km).
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Groningen by train?
The Cologne to Groningen train duration is on average 4 h 56 min, which is to be expected when travelling 158 miles (255 km) from Cologne to Groningen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Groningen do I depart from? Which Groningen train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Groningen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Groningen, Groningen Noord and Groningen Europapark.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Groningen.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Groningen train station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Groningen most often arrive at Groningen and need to travel around 0.6 miles (958 m) from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers go from Cologne to Groningen?
When taking a train from Cologne to Groningen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Groningen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cologne to Groningen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Cologne to Groningen a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Groningen is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Cologne to Groningen? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Groningen?
The earliest train departing from Cologne to Groningen leaves at 05: 02. The last train departing from Cologne to Groningen leaves at 18: 14. You can find the latest Cologne to Groningen train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Cologne Groningen train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Cologne and Groningen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £22 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Groningen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Groningen
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Groningen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB