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from Cologne to Groningen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Groningen on 8 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:43Cologne Hbf4h59 18:42Groningen
4 changes
£171One-way
Cheapest
13:43Cologne Hbf4h59 18:42Groningen
4 changes
£171One-way
Other options
09:38Cologne Hbf5h04 14:42Groningen
4 changes
£171One-way
15:46Cologne Hbf4h56 20:42Groningen
4 changes
£221One-way
14:30Cologne Hbf5h12 19:42Groningen
2 changes
£221One-way

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Wed
8 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£34Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£36FlixTrain
£31Flixbus

Travel Information to Groningen from Cologne

distanceDistance158 miles (255 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 8 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £48 • 4 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a coach or train to travel 158 miles (255 km) to Groningen from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Groningen.

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FAQs
Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Cologne and Groningen?

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

Can travellers from Germany enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Groningen from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Groningen, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 01/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Groningen from Cologne.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Groningen, Netherlands?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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 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 06/12/2021. 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 Groningen.

How do I travel from Cologne to Groningen?

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

How do I get from Cologne to Groningen the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Groningen, which costs on average £31.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Groningen:

A coach is £17 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Groningen costing on average £48.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Groningen?

The fastest way from Cologne to Groningen is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 28 min.

Other travel options between Cologne and Groningen can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Groningen by coach can take on average 8 h 35 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Groningen would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 158 miles (255 km) from Cologne to Groningen.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Groningen is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Groningen:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Groningen, Centraal Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Groningen.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Groningen?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Groningen by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Groningen for £31.
  • Travel with FlixTrain for trains to Groningen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixTrain Cologne to Groningen tickets on Omio for £48.
Where should I go next after I travel between Cologne and Groningen?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Groningen? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Groningen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Hamburg or Bremen. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Hamburg or Bremen from Groningen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Cologne to Groningen ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £31 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £48 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Groningen 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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