Cheap train tickets from Groningen to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£16

Average

£28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Groningen to Cologne will cost around £ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.

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07:08Groningen Noord5h04 12:12Cologne Hbf
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£161One-way
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07:18Groningen4h54 12:12Cologne Hbf
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23:08Groningen Noord11h05 10:13Cologne Hbf
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08:08Groningen Noord5h04 13:12Cologne Hbf
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£161One-way
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06:06Groningen5h06 11:12Cologne Hbf
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£161One-way

Train schedule Groningen to Cologne

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01:51Groningen Noord8h22 10:13Cologne Hbf
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01:51Groningen Noord7h31 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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05:05Groningen4h17 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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05:14Groningen4h59 10:13Cologne Hbf
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06:06Groningen4h39 10:45Cologne Hbf
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06:06Groningen5h06 11:12Cologne Hbf
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06:38Groningen Noord4h07 10:45Cologne Hbf
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06:48Groningen3h57 10:45Cologne Hbf
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07:08Groningen Noord5h04 12:12Cologne Hbf
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07:08Groningen Noord5h08 12:16Cologne Hbf
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07:17Groningen4h59 12:16Cologne Hbf
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07:18Groningen4h54 12:12Cologne Hbf
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08:08Groningen Noord5h04 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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08:08Groningen Noord5h04 13:12Cologne Hbf
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08:18Groningen4h54 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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08:18Groningen4h54 13:12Cologne Hbf
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08:30Groningen5h19 13:49Cologne Hbf
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09:08Groningen Noord4h04 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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09:18Groningen3h54 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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10:08Groningen Noord6h05 16:13Cologne Hbf
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10:08Groningen Noord5h11 15:19Cologne Messe/Deutz
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10:08Groningen Noord5h04 15:12Cologne Hbf
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10:18Groningen5h01 15:19Cologne Messe/Deutz
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10:18Groningen4h54 15:12Cologne Hbf
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10:30Groningen5h43 16:13Cologne Hbf
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10:30Groningen5h16 15:46Cologne Hbf
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11:08Groningen Noord5h05 16:13Cologne Hbf
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11:08Groningen Noord4h11 15:19Cologne Messe/Deutz
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11:17Groningen4h56 16:13Cologne Hbf
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11:18Groningen4h01 15:19Cologne Messe/Deutz
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12:08Groningen Noord6h05 18:13Cologne Hbf
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12:08Groningen Noord5h10 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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12:18Groningen5h00 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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12:30Groningen5h19 17:49Cologne Hbf
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12:30Groningen5h43 18:13Cologne Hbf
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13:08Groningen Noord5h05 18:13Cologne Hbf
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13:08Groningen Noord4h10 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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13:17Groningen4h56 18:13Cologne Hbf
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13:18Groningen4h00 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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14:08Groningen Noord6h06 20:14Cologne Hbf
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14:08Groningen Noord5h05 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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14:18Groningen4h55 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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14:30Groningen5h17 19:47Cologne Hbf
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14:30Groningen5h44 20:14Cologne Hbf
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15:08Groningen Noord4h05 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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15:08Groningen Noord5h06 20:14Cologne Hbf
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15:17Groningen4h57 20:14Cologne Hbf
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15:18Groningen3h55 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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16:08Groningen Noord5h04 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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16:18Groningen4h54 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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16:30Groningen5h19 21:49Cologne Hbf
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17:08Groningen Noord4h04 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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17:18Groningen3h54 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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19:38Groningen Noord4h07 23:45Cologne Hbf
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19:48Groningen3h57 23:45Cologne Hbf
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20:30Groningen6h31 03:01Cologne Hbf
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21:08Groningen Noord5h53 03:01Cologne Hbf
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21:18Groningen5h43 03:01Cologne Hbf
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21:38Groningen Noord9h12 06:50Cologne Hbf
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21:48Groningen9h02 06:50Cologne Hbf
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23:08Groningen Noord11h05 10:13Cologne Hbf
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23:08Groningen Noord10h14 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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23:08Groningen Noord10h40 09:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
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23:26Groningen10h22 09:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
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23:26Groningen9h56 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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23:26Groningen10h47 10:13Cologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Groningen to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

3 h 54 m

Average

5 h 39 m

Trains per day

66

Distance

256 km

It's difficult to get from Groningen to Cologne without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:18Groningen3h54 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£351One-way
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17:18Groningen3h54 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£301One-way
2nd Fastest
15:18Groningen3h55 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£391One-way
19:48Groningen3h57 23:45Cologne Hbf
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£261One-way
06:48Groningen3h57 10:45Cologne Hbf
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£301One-way

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Overview: Train from Groningen to Cologne

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Groningen to Cologne cover the 158 miles (255 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Groningen and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Groningen to Cologne

For as little as £16 you can travel by train to Cologne from Groningen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Groningen and Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: £16

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Cologne from Groningen:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Groningen to Cologne

Travel by train 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 Groningen to Cologne.
FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Groningen, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

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

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
  • 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?

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 19/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Groningen to Cologne before travelling.

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

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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?

The government of Netherlands 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 17/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Groningen from Cologne.

How much does a cheap train to Cologne from Groningen cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Groningen to Cologne to cost as little as £16  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Groningen to Cologne?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Groningen to Cologne train prices are on average £16  one way.

How far is it from Groningen to Cologne by train?

The distance between Groningen and Cologne by train is approximately 158 miles (255 km).

How long is the train journey from Groningen to Cologne?

On average the train from Groningen to Cologne duration is 3 h 55 min  for the 158 miles (255 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Groningen to Cologne train leave from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Groningen?

Some of the Groningen train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Groningen, Groningen Noord and Groningen Europapark. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Groningen   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Groningen located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Groningen and travel around 0.6 miles (958 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Cologne.

Which train companies can get me from Groningen to Cologne?

For the best Groningen to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Cologne from Groningen to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there between Groningen and Cologne a day?

The average number of trains departing Groningen for Cologne is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure train times from Groningen to Cologne?

If you prefer early morning trains from Groningen to Cologne, the first train leaves at 06: 18. If you prefer late night trains from Groningen to Cologne, the last train of the day leaves at 22: 26. Omio shows you the latest train from Groningen to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How early should I book Groningen to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Groningen to Cologne is on average £16 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Groningen and Cologne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Groningen
Cologne
Groningen is the most popular Groningen 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 Groningen for your journey to Cologne.