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Journey Summary

Amsterdam to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 46 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $30
Trains depart from:Amsterdam
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:214 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn
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Amsterdam to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train from Amsterdam to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $24 (€19). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Amsterdam to Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip between Amsterdam and Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Amsterdam and Cologne is 133 miles (214 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Amsterdam and Cologne start at $24 (€19).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Amsterdam and Cologne:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Cologne.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Cologne from Amsterdam?

Travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Restricted.

Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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

The above information was last checked on 6/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Amsterdam to Cologne closer to your date of departure here

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Fully open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

The government of Netherlands 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 6/23/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Cologne.

How much are cheap trains to Cologne from Amsterdam?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cologne from Amsterdam for as low as $24 (€19)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Amsterdam and Cologne?
The train price between Amsterdam and Cologne is on average $33 (€26)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Amsterdam to Cologne by train?
The distance between Amsterdam and Cologne by train is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
How long is a train from Amsterdam to Cologne on average?
The train time between Amsterdam and Cologne is on average 2 h 37 min  for the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Amsterdam to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Amsterdam goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from Amsterdam?

When departing from Amsterdam, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your journey in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from Amsterdam Centraal   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Amsterdam train station located? Where is the Cologne train station located?

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

Which train providers should I travel with from Amsterdam to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Amsterdam to Cologne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Cologne?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Amsterdam to Cologne on Omio with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Amsterdam to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Amsterdam to Cologne train departs at 4: 38 AM   and the last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 8: 40 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Amsterdam to Cologne on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Amsterdam and Cologne to cost on average $33 (€26) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Amsterdam to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Cologne
Amsterdam Centraal
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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