The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam will cost around $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 35.
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Trains per day
Of the 48 train 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.
These direct train cover the 214 km distance in an average of 4h 13m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 44m .
The slowest train will take 9h 40m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 49 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$24|
|Trains depart from:||Cologne|
|Trains arrive in:||Amsterdam|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
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: