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from Cologne to Antwerp

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Antwerp on 27 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:41Cologne Hbf2h47 20:28Antwerpen Centraal
2 changes
£351One-way
Cheapest
17:41Cologne Hbf2h47 20:28Antwerpen Centraal
2 changes
£351One-way
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07:42Cologne Hbf2h46 10:28Antwerpen Centraal
2 changes
£411One-way
17:41Cologne Hbf2h24 20:05Antwerpen Centraal
1 changes
£441One-way
07:42Cologne Hbf2h23 10:05Antwerpen Centraal
1 changes
£481One-way

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Fri
27 May
£35Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£35Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£35Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£70Thalys
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Tue
31 May
£35Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Wed
1 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£32Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£83Thalys
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Sat
4 Jun
£28Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£41Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
Mon
6 Jun
£28Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
Thu
9 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Fri
10 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£14Flixbus
Sat
11 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Sun
12 Jun
£24Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
Tue
14 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus
Wed
15 Jun
£35Deutsche Bahn
£12Flixbus

Travel Information to Antwerp from Cologne

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £24
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Antwerp from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Antwerp.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Antwerp, Belgium from Cologne, Germany currently allowed?

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Antwerp, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium 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 23/05/2022; 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 from Cologne to Antwerp.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Antwerp, Belgium?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 24/05/2022. 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 Cologne from Antwerp.

How do you get from Cologne to Antwerp?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Antwerp. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Antwerp?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Antwerp, which costs on average £13.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Antwerp:

A coach is about £11 less than a train, which costs on average £24 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Antwerp?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Antwerp is by train, which takes on average 2 h 23 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Antwerp by coach can take on average 3 h 35 min.

How far is Antwerp from Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 112 miles (180 km) from Cologne to Antwerp.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Antwerp?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Antwerp is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Antwerp as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cologne to Antwerp, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Antwerp?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Most travellers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Antwerp.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Antwerp?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Antwerp by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Antwerp for £13.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Antwerp by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Antwerp for £24 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Antwerp from Cologne?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Antwerp often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Antwerp itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Antwerp and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book tickets between Cologne and Antwerp online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Antwerp, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £13 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £24 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Antwerp tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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