Amsterdam to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 06

Cheapest

22

Average

50

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h55 10:19AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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221One-way
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02:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h49 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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221One-way
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04:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h28 08:52PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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221One-way
Cheapest
10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal8h10 06:50AMCologne Hbf
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221One-way
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08:30PMAmsterdam Centraal3h22 11:52PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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251One-way

Train schedule from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6
12:24AMAmsterdam Centraal7h48 08:12AMCologne Hbf
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05:19AMAmsterdam Centraal4h53 10:12AMCologne Hbf
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05:19AMAmsterdam Centraal3h52 09:11AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:19AMAmsterdam Centraal4h19 09:38AMCologne Hbf
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06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h55 10:19AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 10:44AMCologne Hbf
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07:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 11:12AMCologne Hbf
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07:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 11:44AMCologne Hbf
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07:54AMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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08:04AMAmsterdam Centraal4h16 12:20PMCologne Hbf
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08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal2h43 10:51AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 01:12PMCologne Hbf
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08:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h15 12:39PMCologne Hbf
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08:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 12:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h51 12:45PMCologne Hbf
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08:54AMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 01:12PMCologne Hbf
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09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal4h15 01:20PMCologne Hbf
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09:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 02:12PMCologne Hbf
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09:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 01:38PMCologne Hbf
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09:54AMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 02:12PMCologne Hbf
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09:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 01:44PMCologne Hbf
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10:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 02:38PMCologne Hbf
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10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h46 01:24PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 02:44PMCologne Hbf
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10:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 02:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:54AMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 03:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h49 03:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 03:38PMCologne Hbf
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11:24AMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 04:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:54AMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 04:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:54AMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 03:44PMCologne Hbf
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12:05PMAmsterdam Centraal4h15 04:20PMCologne Hbf
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12:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 04:38PMCologne Hbf
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12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 03:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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12:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 04:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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12:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 05:12PMCologne Hbf
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12:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 04:44PMCologne Hbf
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01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal4h15 05:20PMCologne Hbf
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01:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 06:12PMCologne Hbf
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01:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 05:38PMCologne Hbf
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01:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h44 05:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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01:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 05:44PMCologne Hbf
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01:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 06:12PMCologne Hbf
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02:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h49 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h49 05:27PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 06:44PMCologne Hbf
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02:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h17 07:11PMCologne Hbf
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02:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 06:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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03:05PMAmsterdam Centraal4h15 07:20PMCologne Hbf
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03:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h56 07:20PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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03:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 07:38PMCologne Hbf
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03:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 08:12PMCologne Hbf
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03:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h50 07:44PMCologne Hbf
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03:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 08:12PMCologne Hbf
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04:05PMAmsterdam Centraal4h38 08:43PMCologne Hbf
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04:05PMAmsterdam Centraal4h14 08:19PMCologne Hbf
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04:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h28 08:52PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h57 07:35PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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04:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 09:12PMCologne Hbf
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04:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h49 08:43PMCologne Hbf
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05:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h32 09:56PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 10:12PMCologne Hbf
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05:54PMAmsterdam Centraal3h46 09:40PMCologne Hbf
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05:54PMAmsterdam Centraal4h18 10:12PMCologne Hbf
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06:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 09:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:30PMAmsterdam Centraal3h22 11:52PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 02:12AMCologne Hbf
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal8h00 06:40AMCologne Hbf
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal8h10 06:50AMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Dec 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 41 m

Average

4 h 11 m

Trains per day

70

Distance

214 km

Of the 70 trains that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 03:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
0 transfers
501One-way
Fastest
06:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 09:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
0 transfers
501One-way
2nd Fastest
08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal2h43 10:51AMCologne Messe/Deutz
0 transfers
501One-way
06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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501One-way
10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h46 01:24PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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501One-way

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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$32 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $32 (€28), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Cologne trains

For as little as $25 (€22) you can travel by train to Cologne from Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train 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 train from Amsterdam to Cologne. DB uses different types of trains 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 trains.

  • Average Price: $25

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 Tips: 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

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Amsterdam and Cologne closer to your date of departure here

The restriction level for your return train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Cologne is: Unrestricted.

Is my return train into Amsterdam from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Amsterdam from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.

Train tickets between Amsterdam and Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $25 (€22)  one way in the next 7 days.
The Amsterdam to Cologne train ticket price is on average $32 (€28)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
The train distance from Amsterdam to Cologne is around 133 miles (214 km).
The Amsterdam to Cologne train duration is on average 3 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 133 miles (214 km) to Cologne from Amsterdam. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When taking the train from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel. Your trip can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Amsterdam Centraal   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Amsterdam Centraal, located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Amsterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

For the best Amsterdam to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Amsterdam to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Amsterdam to Cologne, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Cologne is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Amsterdam to Cologne train departs at 6: 30 PM   and the last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 6: 30 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.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Cologne from Amsterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $32 (€28) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Amsterdam and Cologne

Amsterdam
Cologne
Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your trip to Cologne.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
Public transit options for Amsterdam Centraal
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet

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