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.
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2 h 52 m
3 h 48 m
Trains per day
Of the 65 trains that leave Cologne for Amsterdam every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 18 min|
|Average train ticket price||$27 (€24)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet|
Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 3 h 18 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $27 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $27 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Find the best trains to Amsterdam from Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from $27 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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 Cologne to Amsterdam train.
ÖBB Nightjet is one of the best options when traveling by train to Amsterdam from Cologne. Omio quickly shows you current ÖBB Nightjet train schedules for the Cologne - Amsterdam route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Cologne and Amsterdam is around 133 miles (214 km) and the cheapest ÖBB Nightjet one-way ticket you can book starts at $27 (€24). As you check the latest Cologne to Amsterdam train schedule from ÖBB Nightjet for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Amsterdam safely. If you search for ÖBB Nightjet tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ÖBB Nightjet ticket between Cologne and Amsterdam so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
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 between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Amsterdam before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Amsterdam is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here here.
Some of the Cologne train stations to Amsterdam you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf and arriving in Amsterdam Centraal.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Amsterdam most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from this train station to the city center.
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