|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$29 (€23)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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.
Average prices for Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Amsterdam when you book in advance
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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.
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:
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:
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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
Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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