Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$41Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26Flixbus
$623TAP Portugal
Wed
Jul 24
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$26Flixbus
$118Eurowings
Thu
Jul 25
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$24Flixbus
$118Germanwings
Fri
Jul 26
$35Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$282Eurowings
Sat
Jul 27
$35Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$357Swiss
Sun
Jul 28
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$345openskies
Mon
Jul 29
$35Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$106Germanwings
Tue
Jul 30
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$129Eurowings
Wed
Jul 31
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$24Flixbus
$118Eurowings
Thu
Aug 1
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$241openskies
Fri
Aug 2
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Deutsche Bahn
$106Eurowings
Sat
Aug 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$23Deutsche Bahn
$267Austrian Airlines
Sun
Aug 4
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$24Flixbus
$269openskies
Mon
Aug 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$366Austrian Airlines
Tue
Aug 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$22Eurolines France
$106Eurowings
Wed
Aug 7
$23Deutsche Bahn
$23Deutsche Bahn
$106Eurowings
Thu
Aug 8
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Deutsche Bahn
$106Germanwings
Fri
Aug 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$261Austrian Airlines
Sat
Aug 10
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$227Swiss
Sun
Aug 11
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$154openskies
Mon
Aug 12
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$118Germanwings

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Journey Summary

Amsterdam to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 23 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $25
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.

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Best fares for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:404h 10m21:50
AmsterdamCologne
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 50m07:28
AmsterdamCologne
Fastest Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne
Sat, Aug 31
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 37m07:15
AmsterdamCologne
Fri, Aug 30
Train
Deutsche Bahn
10:382h 40m13:18
AmsterdamCologne
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 50m07:28
AmsterdamCologne
Return Train Tickets for Cologne to Amsterdam
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
02:104h 25m06:35
CologneAmsterdam
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
02:104h 25m06:35
CologneAmsterdam
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
02:104h 25m06:35
CologneAmsterdam

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Amsterdam
Cologne
TrainAmsterdam 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.
Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54
Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43
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.
TrainAmsterdam Sloterdijk

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