How to get from Cologne to Venlo

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from Cologne to Venlo

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

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To get from Cologne to Venlo on 18 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:25Cologne Hbf1h31 19:56Venlo
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£181One-way
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18:25Cologne Hbf1h31 19:56Venlo
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£181One-way
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09:25Cologne Hbf1h31 10:56Venlo
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08:25Cologne Hbf1h31 09:56Venlo
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19:25Cologne Hbf1h31 20:56Venlo
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£181One-way

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Travel Information to Venlo from Cologne

distanceDistance45 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 45 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Cologne and Venlo. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Venlo.

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Travel to Venlo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Venlo.
FAQs

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Venlo, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Venlo, 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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 28/07/2022. 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 from Cologne to Venlo.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 08/08/2022. 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 Venlo.

There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Venlo: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Cologne to Venlo is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Venlo:

A train is generally £9 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £27 from Cologne to Venlo.

The fastest way from Cologne to Venlo is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 31 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Venlo can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 9 min.

The distance from Cologne to Venlo is approximately 45 miles.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Venlo is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Venlo 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 for travellers from Cologne to Venlo:

  • Coaches from Cologne to Venlo most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Venlo, Centraal Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Venlo.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Venlo by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Venlo for £27.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Venlo by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Venlo for £18.
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Venlo? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Venlo usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Düsseldorf, Amsterdam or Eindhoven. If you're looking to explore Düsseldorf, Amsterdam or Eindhoven from Venlo, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £27 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £18 one way.

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

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