How to get from Antwerp to Cologne

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from Antwerp to Cologne

You can get from Antwerp to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Antwerp to Cologne on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Cologne from Antwerp

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £41 • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 112 miles (180 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Cologne from Antwerp. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Antwerp to Cologne.

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FAQs

International travel from Antwerp, Belgium to Cologne, Germany is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Belgium?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if travelling from Antwerp?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Cologne from Antwerp.

Return travel to Antwerp, Belgium from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Antwerp, Belgium was last verified on 27/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Antwerp from Cologne.

There are 4 ways to travel to Cologne from Antwerp including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Antwerp to Cologne is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A ferry journey is usually £30 less than a journey to Cologne by coach, which costs on average £30 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally £25 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £25 from Antwerp to Cologne.

A ferry is generally £41 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £41 from Antwerp to Cologne.

The quickest way to travel between Antwerp and Cologne is by train, which takes on average 2 h 21 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

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The distance from Antwerp to Cologne is approximately 112 miles (180 km).

The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Cologne is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cologne from Antwerp as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Antwerp to Cologne:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Antwerp to Cologne depart from Antwerp International Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Antwerp and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Cologne by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Antwerp to Cologne for £30 on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Antwerp to Cologne for £41 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Antwerp to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Cologne with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International.
  • You'll find direct train services to Cologne with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from Antwerp to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip between Antwerp and Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £30 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £41 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Antwerp and Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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