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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:25AM3h40
Cologne Hbf
01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
$631One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:49AM3h47
Cologne Hbf
12:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
$711One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:41AM2h48
Cologne Hbf
11:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
$1721One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
Deutsche Bahn
08:41AM2h48
Cologne Hbf
11:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:49AM3h47
Cologne Hbf
12:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:25AM3h40
Cologne Hbf
01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

2 h 48 m

Average

3 h 25 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

214 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cologne for Amsterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:41AM2h48
Cologne Hbf
11:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
$1721One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:25AM3h40
Cologne Hbf
01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
$631One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:49AM3h47
Cologne Hbf
12:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
$711One-way
2 transfers

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Cologne to Amsterdam

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IconSeating comfort and plenty of legroom
IconStaff greeted in the corridors
IconToilets were clean
IconQuiet atmosphere, due to own cabin
Cons
IconNo on-board bistro available
IconChewing gum remains under the table
Due to the very comfortable seats and the large legroom, which you don't always have, this journey was very relaxing. I had my own compartment and was alone there. Therefore, it had been quiet on the train. However, my cabin had been a bit dirty and chewing gum residue had been found under the table. There was no on-board bistro on the train. The toilets, on the other hand, had been clean and the staff were very friendly and greeted people in the corridors, even though they did not check tickets. The train arrived a few minutes later than planned, which is acceptable.
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I travelled from Cologne Central Station to Amsterdam on the ICE 156. I reserved a seat and got it. The seats on the train were extremely comfortable and convenient. Overall, it was a very pleasant journey, so there is nothing to complain about. The train was on time throughout. On board there was order and cleanliness. I particularly liked the short journey time of just under two hours.
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The train journey from Cologne to Amsterdam was very satisfactory overall. The train was on time and the departure and arrival times were kept. This was particularly important for me as I had a tight schedule. The train itself was comfortable and the seats were comfortable. There was enough space for my luggage and I felt comfortable throughout the journey. The cleanliness on the train was also good and the train staff took care of the cleaning regularly. The service on board was friendly and helpful. The train staff were always ready to answer questions and offer assistance. This helped to make the journey pleasant and stress-free. The scenic beauty along the route was quite good. However, a minor drawback was the price of the train tickets. Prices can vary depending on demand and when you book, and it is important to book tickets in advance to get the best deals.
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IconNo delay
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IconNot clean
IconNo wifi
I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam. The journey was on the ICE 156, in second class. We had reserved seats, which was the right decision on the day. On the positive side, the train left on time and arrived in Amsterdam on time. On the negative side, the train was not really clean. Also, the train does not have wifi, which would have been beneficial considering the long journey.
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Cons
IconNo wifi
I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam on the ICE 156. The journey was in second class and I made a seat reservation. This was the right decision, because the train was relatively full. The train arrived quickly in Amsterdam, which I really appreciated. It was on time the whole way. Unfortunately, there was no wifi on board, which you were allowed to use for free.
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IconClean
IconOn time
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IconNone
The journey from Cologne to Amsterdam was on the ICE 156, in second class. I had reserved a seat and got it. However, the train was not particularly full anyway. It was a very clean and well-maintained train. The journey was more relaxed than by car, but I would have expected a faster arrival. The train has wifi and power sockets. The train was on time the entire journey.
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IconPunctual departure
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I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam by train. The train arrived and departed on time. So I was able to catch my connecting train on time again. The train itself was not particularly dirty. You could use the toilet without any problems. The staff was also nice. Unfortunately, there were neither power sockets nor wifi on the second train. The price was very reasonable. Of course, I was very happy about that. All in all, it was a very pleasant journey, even though it was very long. Nevertheless, I would only travel the route by train, as it is simply the most relaxing.
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IconLittle space
I took the train from Cologne to Amsterdam. It's super fast and of course you avoid the annoying traffic jams. You don't have as much space, but it's enough for the short distance. I would do it again and again, because you don't need a car in Amsterdam.
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IconSlight delay
I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Cologne to Amsterdam. The train journey itself was very pleasant and luckily it starts. The ticket was even quite cheap for this route. There was enough space for luggage and the staff were also very friendly. The toilets could be used the whole train journey. The wifi worked perfectly the whole way. I can only warmly recommend everyone to take the train to Amsterdam instead of driving. The price of the train ride alone is reason enough, and you also pay a lot more if you go by car and then want to park in the city.
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I took the ICE from Cologne to Amsterdam with 3 friends. The journey was totally pleasant and didn't take long. I had no problem with delays. The train was clean and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I can only recommend journeys with the ICE to others.
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The train journey to Amsterdam was a great experience. All 4 of us travelled in a very comfortable and relaxed way. The Deutsche Bahn staff were friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed eating and drinking during the journey. The price for the journey was reasonable. We would always travel to Amsterdam by train again. The only negative thing was the internet during the whole journey.
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My wife and I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, as we knew beforehand that parking in Amsterdam is very expensive. Unfortunately, the train arrived a little late, but this was limited. Travelling by train is much more relaxed than by car. We had a very pleasant journey without any further delays or complications. I was able to use the wifi provided free of charge. I bought something to drink in the on-board bistro, which wasn't that cheap. Otherwise, the train made a super well-maintained impression and the sanitary facilities were also great. I would always choose the train again.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet

Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles (214 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $61 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH and ÖBB Nightjet from Cologne to Amsterdam trains

Travel from Cologne to Amsterdam from $23 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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 Cologne to Amsterdam. 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.

Cologne to Amsterdam train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
  • Cheapest Price: $23
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 36 €
2 weeks earlier 30 €20%
3 weeks earlier 33 €9%
1 month before 34 €6%
2 months earlier 31 €16%
3 months earlier 28 €29.%


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  • Buying your train ticket from Cologne - Amsterdam 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 9% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Cologne - Amsterdam with 2 months in advance you save up to about 16% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 29%.
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FAQs: Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Amsterdam 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 Cologne to Amsterdam.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Amsterdam is $61 (€54); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Amsterdam train travel time is 3 h 39 min   for the 133 mile (214 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 6: 50 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 9: 18 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB Nightjet. There is 1 direct train from Cologne to Amsterdam each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from Cologne to Amsterdam you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Cologne and Amsterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Cologne to Amsterdam with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Amsterdam from Cologne is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 39 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Amsterdam is January.
You have options as you can travel from Cologne to Amsterdam 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Amsterdam

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Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your trip to Amsterdam.
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+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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