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Timetable Cologne to Amsterdam

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport5h25 01:30PMAmsterdam
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The fastest buses from Cologne to Amsterdam

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Fastest Journey

5 h 25 m

Average

5 h 25 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

214 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cologne for Amsterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 214 km distance in an average of 5 h 25 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 25 m .

The slowest buses will take 5 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport5h25 01:30PMAmsterdam
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$251One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Aug 3
$44Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
Wed
Aug 4
$24Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
Aug 5
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
Aug 6
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Aug 7
$25Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
Aug 8
$24Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
Aug 9
$25Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
Aug 10
$25Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
Aug 11
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
Aug 12
$24Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
Aug 13
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Sat
Aug 14
$24Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
Sun
Aug 15
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Mon
Aug 16
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
Aug 17
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
Aug 18
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
Aug 19
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
Aug 20
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Aug 21
$24Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
Aug 22
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
Aug 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.

The cheapest buses from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for Aug 4

Cheapest

$25

Average

$25

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.

The average ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam will cost around $ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport5h25 01:30PMAmsterdam
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$251One-way

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Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Student Agency between Cologne and Amsterdam

Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Student Agency buses will get you between Cologne and Amsterdam from $16 (€13). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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Germany's largest bus company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a trip between Cologne and Amsterdam. Find DB bus times and tickets for your 133 miles (214 km) journey between Cologne and Amsterdam with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable bus between Cologne and Amsterdam. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of bus types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) buses. These types of buses differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these buses, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain buses.

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam: Journey Details

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam are operated by Eurolines and Flixbus, with direct journey times of between 3 and 6 hours. There are around nine departures a day, from about 6:30 a.m., until just before 7:00 p.m.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Breslauer Platz Bus Station, located next to the main railroad station in the city centre. Both are on Cologne's transport network of frequent underground and suburban trains, buses and trams. Cologne also has several night bus routes. A cab rank is located at the station.

Getting into Amsterdam by Bus

Amsterdam is a charming city full of history, architecture, cafes and restaurants, and is the ideal place for exploring either on foot or by water ferries and cabs. Amsterdam has several world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum, the National Maritime Museum and Anne Frank's House. There is also a lively cafe culture throughout the day and evening. Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station. This is slightly further out of the city than Amsterdam Centraal Station, but linked by local trains and buses, as well as trams. Amsterdam's bus routes cover the outer areas of the city, and run throughout the night, while trams operate within the historic centre. Hop-on hop-off water ferries are a perfect way to get around the city. A cab rank is located outside Sloterdijk Bus Station.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Breslauer Platz Bus Station, located next to the main railway station in the city center. Both are on Cologne's transport network of frequent underground and suburban trains, buses and trams. Cologne also has several night bus routes. A taxi rank is also located at the station.

Getting into Amsterdam by Bus

Amsterdam is a charming city full of history, architecture, cafes and restaurants, and is the ideal place for exploring either on foot, bicycle or by water ferries and taxis. Amsterdam has several world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum, the National Maritime Museum and Anne Frank's House. There is also a lively cafe culture throughout the day and evening. Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station. This is slightly further out of the city than Amsterdam Centraal Station but linked by local trains and buses, as well as trams. Amsterdam's bus routes cover the outer areas of the city and run throughout the night, while trams operate within the historic center. Hop-on hop-off water ferries are a perfect way to get around the city. A taxi rank is also located outside Sloterdijk Bus Station.

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FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands by bus is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Health declaration required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 8/1/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Amsterdam from Cologne as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Amsterdam?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Amsterdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 8/2/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Amsterdam.

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Cologne to Amsterdam?
Bus tickets to Amsterdam from Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€13)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Cologne to Amsterdam?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Amsterdam bus price to come in at an average of $24 (€19)  one way.
What is the distance to Amsterdam from Cologne by bus?
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km)  to Amsterdam from Cologne by bus.
How long is a bus to Amsterdam from Cologne on average?
On average the Cologne to Amsterdam bus time is 3 h 45 min  covering the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from? Which Amsterdam bus station do I come into from Cologne?

There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your route from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Amsterdam you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Amsterdam, Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and Amsterdam, Centraal.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.

Where is the departure bus station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival bus station in Amsterdam located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Amsterdam, called Amsterdam, Sloterdijk, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

What bus companies go from Cologne to Amsterdam?
Take the Cologne to Amsterdam bus with Flixbus, Bla Bla Bus, RegioJet, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn or Citybus Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey between Cologne and Amsterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Cologne to Amsterdam?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Cologne to Amsterdam with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.   without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
What time is the earliest bus from Cologne to Amsterdam? What time is the last bus from Cologne to Amsterdam?
The earliest bus departing from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 6: 05 AM. The last bus departing from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 1: 00 PM. You can find the latest Cologne to Amsterdam bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Cologne to Amsterdam bus for the best deals on tickets?
You can find buses from Cologne to Amsterdam to cost on average $24 (€19) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Amsterdam bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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