The cheapest trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

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Cheapest

$43

Average

$61

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 Amsterdam to Cologne will cost around $ 61 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 43.

Cheapest
06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$431One-way
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$431One-way
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08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45AMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way
12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 03:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$601One-way
02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h40 05:18PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$601One-way

Timetable Amsterdam to Cologne

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12:24AMAmsterdam Centraal7h48 08:12AMCologne Hbf
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04:19AMAmsterdam Centraal4h53 09:12AMCologne Hbf
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06:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 10:12AMCologne Hbf
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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07:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 11:12AMCologne Hbf
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08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45AMCologne Hbf
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08:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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09:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 01:12PMCologne Hbf
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10:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 02:12PMCologne Hbf
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10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h34 01:12PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:24AMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 03:12PMCologne Hbf
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12:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 04:12PMCologne Hbf
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12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h41 03:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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01:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 05:12PMCologne Hbf
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02:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 06:12PMCologne Hbf
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02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h40 05:18PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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03:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 07:12PMCologne Hbf
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04:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 08:12PMCologne Hbf
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04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h35 07:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 09:12PMCologne Hbf
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06:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 10:12PMCologne Hbf
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06:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h30 09:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:24PMAmsterdam Centraal3h48 12:12AMCologne Hbf
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09:24PMAmsterdam Centraal4h48 02:12AMCologne Hbf
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10:40PMAmsterdam Centraal8h51 07:31AMCologne Hbf
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The fastest trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

3 h 51 m

Trains per day

26

Distance

214 km

Of the 26 trains that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 214 km distance in an average of 3 h 51 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 51 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
06:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h30 09:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$601One-way
2nd Fastest
10:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h34 01:12PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$601One-way
04:38PMAmsterdam Centraal2h35 07:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$601One-way
06:38AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$431One-way
08:08AMAmsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45AMCologne Hbf
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$501One-way

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Train Information from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $28 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn between Amsterdam and Cologne

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Amsterdam and Cologne from $24 (€19) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Amsterdam to Cologne train.

    When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Amsterdam and Cologne don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.

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    Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne
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    FAQs
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

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

    Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 9/21/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Amsterdam, 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:

    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Health declaration required

    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 9/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Cologne.

    How much do cheap trains between Amsterdam and Cologne cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Amsterdam to Cologne trains for as little as $24 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train between Amsterdam and Cologne?
    The train price to Cologne from Amsterdam is on average $28 (€23)  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 Amsterdam to Cologne train distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
    What is the Amsterdam to Cologne train travel time?
    While the time it takes to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Cologne from Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Amsterdam to Cologne train journey time is on average 2 h 44 min.
    What train station in Amsterdam goes to Cologne? What train station do I come into Cologne from Amsterdam?

    There are a few train stations in Amsterdam to start your trip from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Cologne.

    What train providers go from Amsterdam to Cologne?
    When taking a train from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Amsterdam and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there to Cologne from Amsterdam?
    The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Cologne is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When is the earliest train from Amsterdam to Cologne? When is the last train from Amsterdam to Cologne?
    You can take the first train from Amsterdam to Cologne at 4: 38 AM. The last train from Amsterdam to Cologne that you can take departs at 10: 24 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Amsterdam to Cologne schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I buy train tickets to Cologne from Amsterdam to score the best deals?
    If you buy the Amsterdam to Cologne train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $28 (€23). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Cologne from Amsterdam. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Amsterdam
    Cologne
    Amsterdam Centraal
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    Refreshments
    WC

    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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