The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 40 m
5 h 40 m
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Of the 1 buses that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$22 (€19)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurolines France or Deutsche Bahn|
Buses from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurolines France or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $22 (€19), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $15 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Travel from Amsterdam to Cologne from $15 (€13) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus between Amsterdam and Cologne. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.
Travel by bus between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 5/22/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Amsterdam to Cologne closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to Amsterdam is: Fully open
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/23/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Amsterdam from Cologne here.
There are a few bus stations in Amsterdam to start your trip from including Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), Amsterdam Stadium Holanda and Amsterdam, Centraal. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.
Passengers arriving in Cologne most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from this bus station to the city center.
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