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Overview: Train from Leeuwarden to Cologne

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Leeuwarden to Cologne cover the 163 miles (263 km) long trip taking on average 3 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeuwarden and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Leeuwarden to Cologne

Travel from Leeuwarden to Cologne from £17 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey 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 Leeuwarden to Cologne train.

Deutsche Bahn from Leeuwarden to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 48 min
  • Average Price: £17
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 3 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to Cologne from Leeuwarden:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Leeuwarden to Cologne

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FAQs

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

Travel between Leeuwarden, 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 Leeuwarden?

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 17/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Leeuwarden to Cologne before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Cologne, Germany to Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return train to Leeuwarden, Netherlands from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Leeuwarden from Cologne restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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 Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 17/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Leeuwarden from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

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

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Leeuwarden to Cologne for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Leeuwarden to Cologne?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Leeuwarden to Cologne train prices are on average £17  one way.

What is the distance between Leeuwarden and Cologne by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Cologne from Leeuwarden via train to be approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How long is the train journey between Leeuwarden and Cologne?

The Leeuwarden to Cologne train duration is on average 3 h 56 min, which is to be expected when travelling 163 miles (263 km) to Cologne from Leeuwarden. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When travelling by train from Leeuwarden to Cologne, which train station in Leeuwarden do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Leeuwarden and Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden Camminghaburen and Leeuwarden Achter d Hoven. Your route can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeuwarden   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leeuwarden, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Leeuwarden to Cologne?

For the journey from Leeuwarden to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Cologne from Leeuwarden on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services per day are there to Cologne from Leeuwarden?

The average number of trains departing Leeuwarden for Cologne is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Leeuwarden to Cologne? What time is the last train from Leeuwarden to Cologne?

You can take the first train from Leeuwarden to Cologne at 06: 17   or take the last train from Leeuwarden to Cologne leaving at 22: 24. Look for the latest Leeuwarden Cologne train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I book train tickets between Leeuwarden and Cologne to score the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket to Cologne from Leeuwarden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £17 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Leeuwarden and Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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