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Trip Ghent Cologne

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling from Ghent to Cologne

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How to get from Ghent to Cologne?

We are suggesting 18 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Ghent Cologne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Ghent Cologne

For your trip from Ghent (Belgium) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 141 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Ghent-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Ghent. The bus will drop you off at Cologne South Airport bus station (8.1 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Gand/Ghent bus station (0.8 mi from Ghent) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Ghent-Cologne.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Ghent to Cologne without changing trains but some trains run on lines Ghent-Brussels and Brussels-Cologne allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains 50a of SNCB to Brussels leave from Gent Sint Pieters railway station in Ghent. Arrival in Brussels will take place at Bruxelles-Central station (0.1 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Brussels where the train ICE operated by Thalys or Deutsche Bahn leave for Cologne.

Which carriers to travel between Ghent and Cologne?

Railway companies
SNCB provides a rail connection Ghent-Brussels with the train 50 from Gent Sint Pieters railway station (1.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bruxelles-Central at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
Thalys transports passengers on a rail line from Brussels to Cologne with the train which leaves Bruxelles-Midi station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Deutsche Bahn operates the train journey Brussels-Cologne with the train ICE from Bruxelles-Midi railway station (1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Ghent-Cologne (141.7 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Gand/Ghent in Ghent and to the one of Cologne South Airport (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Eurolines is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Brussels (serving Bruxelles-Nord bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Koln station situated at about 0.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The coach company ALSA carries out the route from the bus station of Bruxelles-Nord in Brussels and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)

Stop cities from Ghent or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Ghent by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Brussels located at 32 mi from Ghent and 114 mi away from Cologne (Belgium). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Ghent, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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