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The cheapest trains

from Amsterdam
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$25

Average

$72

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne will cost around $ 72 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.

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21:24Amsterdam Centraal5h37 03:01Cologne Hbf
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$251One-way
2nd Cheapest
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21:24Amsterdam Centraal5h17 02:41Cologne Hbf
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$321One-way
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08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h38 10:46Cologne Hbf
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$381One-way
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22:40Amsterdam Centraal8h10 06:50Cologne Hbf
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$441One-way
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11:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 15:12Cologne Hbf
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$511One-way

Train Times

Amsterdam to Cologne

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01:19Amsterdam Centraal7h54 09:13Cologne Hbf
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05:42Amsterdam Centraal4h53 10:35Cologne Hbf
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07:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 11:12Cologne Hbf
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07:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 11:35Cologne Hbf
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08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h38 10:46Cologne Hbf
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08:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 12:12Cologne Hbf
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08:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 12:35Cologne Hbf
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09:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 13:12Cologne Hbf
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09:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 13:35Cologne Hbf
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10:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 14:12Cologne Hbf
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10:38Amsterdam Centraal2h37 13:15Cologne Hbf
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10:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 14:35Cologne Hbf
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11:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 15:12Cologne Hbf
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11:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 15:35Cologne Hbf
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12:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 16:12Cologne Hbf
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12:38Amsterdam Centraal2h41 15:19Cologne Hbf
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12:38Amsterdam Centraal2h40 15:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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12:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 16:35Cologne Hbf
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13:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 17:12Cologne Hbf
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13:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 17:35Cologne Hbf
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14:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 18:12Cologne Hbf
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14:38Amsterdam Centraal2h40 17:18Cologne Hbf
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14:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 18:35Cologne Hbf
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15:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 19:12Cologne Hbf
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15:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 19:35Cologne Hbf
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16:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 20:12Cologne Hbf
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16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h37 19:15Cologne Hbf
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16:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 20:35Cologne Hbf
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17:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 21:12Cologne Hbf
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17:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 21:35Cologne Hbf
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18:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 22:12Cologne Hbf
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18:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 21:12Cologne Hbf
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18:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 22:35Cologne Hbf
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19:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 23:12Cologne Hbf
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19:45Amsterdam Centraal4h05 23:50Cologne Hbf
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19:54Amsterdam Centraal3h41 23:35Cologne Hbf
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20:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 00:12Cologne Hbf
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21:24Amsterdam Centraal5h17 02:41Cologne Hbf
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21:24Amsterdam Centraal5h37 03:01Cologne Hbf
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21:24Amsterdam Centraal4h59 02:23Cologne Hbf
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22:40Amsterdam Centraal8h10 06:50Cologne Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Sep 21
$35Deutsche Bahn
$20Bla Bla Bus
$248Alliance Air
Sun
Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$486Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 23
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$116Tuifly
Tue
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$104Eurowings
Wed
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Flixbus
$73openskies
Thu
Sep 26
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$84openskies
Fri
Sep 27
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$104Eurowings
Sat
Sep 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$6Flixbus
$250Swiss
Sun
Sep 29
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Bla Bla Bus
$393tarom
Mon
Sep 30
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Flixbus
$104Tuifly
Tue
Oct 1
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$6Flixbus
$220Eurowings
Wed
Oct 2
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$104Eurowings
Thu
Oct 3
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Bla Bla Bus
$336Eurowings
Fri
Oct 4
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19Eurolines France
$448Austrian Airlines
Sat
Oct 5
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19Eurolines France
$157openskies
Sun
Oct 6
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Bla Bla Bus
$396tarom
Mon
Oct 7
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
$104Tuifly
Tue
Oct 8
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19Eurolines France
$116Eurowings
Wed
Oct 9
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Bla Bla Bus
$116Eurowings
Thu
Oct 10
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Bla Bla Bus
$61openskies
Fri
Oct 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19Eurolines France
$174Eurowings

The fastest trains

from Amsterdam
to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

2 h 34 m

Average

3 h 54 m

Trains per day

41

Distance

214 km

Of the 41 train that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 214 km distance in an average of 3 h 54 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 34 m .

The slowest train will take 8 h 10 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.

Fastest
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18:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 21:12Cologne Hbf
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$1501One-way
2nd Fastest
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10:38Amsterdam Centraal2h37 13:15Cologne Hbf
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$1501One-way
2nd Fastest
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16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h37 19:15Cologne Hbf
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$1271One-way
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08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h38 10:46Cologne Hbf
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$381One-way
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14:38Amsterdam Centraal2h40 17:18Cologne Hbf
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$1271One-way

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Journey Summary

Amsterdam to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 4 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $23
Trains depart from:Amsterdam
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:214 km
TrainTrain Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

Trains in Europe are a convenient and popular way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering international and domestic train routes. Direct trains from Amsterdam for Cologne take approximately 2½ hours to arrive in Cologne. Direct high-speed ICE trains operate every two hours from just after 6:30 a.m. until around 8:30 p.m. Other departures involve up to four transfers at stations like Brussels, Eindhoven, and Munchen-Gladbach with trains running from the early hours until late at night. A similar train schedule operates seven days a week. All Amsterdam to Cologne trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn.

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Amsterdam to Cologne Train Cost

Average prices for Deutsche Bahn trains from Amsterdam to Cologne when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€59

1 Day in Advance

€54

1 Week in Advance

€45

2 Weeks in Advance

€43

1 Month in Advance

€42

3 Months in Advance

€40

Amsterdam to Cologne Trains: General Information


While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne, travelers can offset some of the cost of train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Amsterdam to Cologne trains are run by Deutsche Bahn.
  • autobus Most trains are direct; however some trains require multiple transfers. All trains depart from Amsterdam's Centraal train station and arrive at Köln Hbf.
  • autobus The Amsterdam to Cologne train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes to arrive in Cologne.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Amsterdam to Cologne train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Amsterdam to Cologne trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • Amsterdam to Cologne trains are 8% cheaper when booked a day ahead of time rather than purchasing them at the station.
  • It is 24% cheaper to book an Amsterdam to Cologne train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Amsterdam to Cologne train costs are 29% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Amsterdam

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne depart from Amsterdam Centraal Station, ideally located for the public transport system as well as historic and cultural attractions. The station is linked to all parts of Amsterdam by bus, local trains, trams, Metro, and water taxis. Car rental and taxis are available at Amsterdam Centraal and the city also has regular night bus services.

Getting into Cologne by Train

The large city of Cologne is in the Westphalian region of Germany and spreads along the banks of the River Rhine. A popular destination for city breaks, Cologne is home to a world-class collection of museums as well as fascinating Gothic architecture, such as Cologne Cathedral with its Kölner Dom Tower. A climb to the top of its 509 steps gives a perfect overview of the city. The city is an excellent destination for shopping and dining as well as offering its visitors a lively nightlife of clubs and beer cellars. Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne arrive at its main station, Köln Hauptbahnhof, located in the historic heart of the city. The station has good connections with Cologne's extensive public transport network of S and U-Bahn trains, trams, and buses, including regular night buses. Taxis are available outside the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Amsterdam
Cologne
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Amenities

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