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Cologne-Vlaardingen Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Cologne to Vlaardingen?

Lowest Price£24.40
Fastest Train3h 25m
Trains Per Day47
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Vlaardingen right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cologne to Vlaardingen?

In the last month, £33.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Cologne, NW to Vlaardingen, ZH. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Vlaardingen?

The distance between Cologne and Vlaardingen is approximately 131 miles, or 211 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Vlaardingen are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cologne at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Vlaardingen?

There are 47 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vlaardingen to Cologne.

Which train should you take from Cologne to Vlaardingen?

2 train services operate from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Vlaardingen, South Holland. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 35 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn123h 46m£27.71
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company353h 57m£35.13

Where is the train station in Cologne?

There are two stations in Cologne where you can board the train to Vlaardingen:

  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Vlaardingen?

Vlaardingen receives travelers from Cologne at its two active train stations:

  • Vlaardingen Oost
  • Vlaardingen Centrum

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