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Train Information from Cologne to Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $29 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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Cologne to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $23 (€19) you can travel by train from Cologne to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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 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.

    Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Amsterdam are the following:

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

    Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

    Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering domestic and international train routes. Deutsche Bahn usually offers between 20-30 trains from Cologne to Amsterdam per day. The first Cologne to Amsterdam train departs at 4:28 a.m., while the last train leaves Cologne at 9:49 p.m. Some Cologne to Amsterdam trains are direct, while others require multiple transfers before arriving in Amsterdam. Trains take between 2:40 h for direct journeys and 9:16 h for indirect journeys to arrive in Amsterdam. All services depart from either Köln Hauptbahnhof or Köln Messe/Deutz train station and arrive at Amsterdam's Centraal train station.

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    Cologne to Amsterdam Train Cost

    Average prices for Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Amsterdam when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €60

    1 Day in Advance

    €58

    1 Week in Advance

    €56

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €48

    1 Month in Advance

    €46

    3 Months in Advance

    €45

    Cologne to Amsterdam Trains: General Information


    Travelers can offset some of cost of Cologne to Amsterdam train tickets by planning ahead and checking the prices before booking.

    • autobus All Cologne to Amsterdam trains are run by Deutsche Bahn.
    • autobus Most Cologne to Amsterdam trains are direct. All trains depart from either Köln Hauptbahnhof or Köln Messe/Deutz train station and arrive at Amsterdam Centraal train station.
    • autobus The Cologne to Amsterdam train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 40 minutes to arrive in Amsterdam.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Cologne to Amsterdam 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 Cologne to Amsterdam trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

    • It is 3% cheaper to book a Cologne to Amsterdam train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
    • It is 7% cheaper to book a Cologne to Amsterdam train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
    • Cologne to Amsterdam train costs are 23% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

    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.%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Cologne - Amsterdam. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • 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%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam
    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

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

    Is international entry into Amsterdam from Cologne restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

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

    The above information was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here

    Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Netherlands by train?

    Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

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

    Entry into Germany 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?

    Requirements for reentering:

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

    Last checked on 9/26/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Amsterdam.

    How much do cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Amsterdam to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train from Cologne to Amsterdam on average?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Amsterdam train to cost on average $29 (€23)  one way.
    How far is Cologne to Amsterdam by train?
    The train distance from Cologne to Amsterdam is around 133 miles (214 km).
    How many hours is the train time from Cologne to Amsterdam?
    The Cologne to Amsterdam train duration is on average 4 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 133 miles (214 km) to Amsterdam from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Cologne to Amsterdam, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Amsterdam do I arrive in?

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

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

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Amsterdam.

    Which train providers can get me from Cologne to Amsterdam?
    When taking a train from Cologne to Amsterdam, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Amsterdam. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cologne to Amsterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there between Cologne and Amsterdam?
    On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cologne to Amsterdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Cologne to Amsterdam? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The first Cologne to Amsterdam train departs at 4: 49 AM   and the last train from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 10: 38 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Amsterdam on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets to Amsterdam from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $29 (€23) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam a few months in advance.