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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3 h 54 m
5 h 39 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Groningen to Cologne without changing at least once.
|Distance||158 miles (255 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||£16 (€19)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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.
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:
Travel between Groningen, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Partially open.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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