Cologne to Amsterdam train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Cheapest

22

Average

51

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
07:09AMCologne Hbf3h56 11:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
3 transfers
221One-way
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08:50AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h45 12:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 transfers
301One-way
12:46PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h49 04:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
2 transfers
321One-way
03:59AMCologne Hbf4h06 08:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
4 transfers
331One-way
03:19PMCologne Hbf3h47 07:06PMAmsterdam Centraal
3 transfers
371One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, December 9
03:49AMCologne Hbf4h16 08:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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03:59AMCologne Hbf4h06 08:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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04:49AMCologne Hbf3h46 08:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:56AMCologne Hbf3h18 09:14AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:56AMCologne Hbf3h09 09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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06:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 09:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:09AMCologne Hbf3h56 11:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:20AMCologne Hbf3h45 11:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:35AMCologne Hbf4h00 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:07AMCologne Hbf3h58 12:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:20AMCologne Hbf3h45 12:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:31AMCologne Hbf4h04 12:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 11:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:40AMCologne Hbf4h15 12:55PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:50AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h45 12:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:09AMCologne Hbf3h56 01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:20AMCologne Hbf3h45 01:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:46AMCologne Hbf3h49 01:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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10:07AMCologne Hbf3h58 02:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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10:20AMCologne Hbf3h45 02:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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10:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 01:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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10:46AMCologne Hbf3h49 02:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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11:09AMCologne Hbf3h56 03:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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11:20AMCologne Hbf3h45 03:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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11:31AMCologne Hbf4h04 03:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:07PMCologne Hbf3h58 04:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:20PMCologne Hbf3h45 04:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:31PMCologne Hbf4h04 04:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h56 03:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:36PMCologne Hbf3h59 04:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:40PMCologne Hbf4h15 04:55PMAmsterdam Centraal
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12:46PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h49 04:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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01:07PMCologne Hbf3h58 05:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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01:09PMCologne Hbf3h56 05:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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01:20PMCologne Hbf3h45 05:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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01:46PMCologne Hbf3h49 05:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:07PMCologne Hbf3h58 06:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:20PMCologne Hbf3h45 06:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:31PMCologne Hbf4h05 06:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h56 05:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:36PMCologne Hbf4h00 06:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
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02:49PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h47 06:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
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03:19PMCologne Hbf3h47 07:06PMAmsterdam Centraal
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03:20PMCologne Hbf3h46 07:06PMAmsterdam Centraal
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03:46PMCologne Hbf3h50 07:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
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04:20PMCologne Hbf3h46 08:06PMAmsterdam Centraal
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04:46PMCologne Hbf3h49 08:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:07PMCologne Hbf3h58 09:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:20PMCologne Hbf3h45 09:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:31PMCologne Hbf4h04 09:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:31PMCologne Hbf2h58 08:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:40PMCologne Hbf4h09 09:49PMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:50PMCologne Hbf3h59 09:49PMAmsterdam Centraal
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06:07PMCologne Hbf3h58 10:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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06:20PMCologne Hbf3h45 10:05PMAmsterdam Centraal
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06:31PMCologne Hbf4h05 10:36PMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:07PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h52 09:59PMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:09PMCologne Hbf4h13 11:22PMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:20PMCologne Hbf4h02 11:22PMAmsterdam Centraal
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07:31PMCologne Hbf4h04 11:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:07PMCologne Hbf4h14 12:21AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h56 11:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:49PMCologne Hbf4h02 12:51AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:49PMCologne Hbf4h18 01:07AMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:49PMCologne Hbf4h55 02:44AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for Dec 09

Fastest Journey

2 h 52 m

Average

3 h 48 m

Trains per day

65

Distance

214 km

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.

Fastest
07:07PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h52 09:59PMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
601One-way
2nd Fastest
06:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 09:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
501One-way
2nd Fastest
10:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 01:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
601One-way
2nd Fastest
08:36AMCologne Messe/Deutz2h53 11:29AMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
601One-way
12:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz2h56 03:29PMAmsterdam Centraal
0 transfers
771One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Cologne to Amsterdam trains

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.

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ÖBB Nightjet

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 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 Tips: 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

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

    What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Recommended

    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.

    Is my return train into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Amsterdam?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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:

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

    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.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Amsterdam trains for as little as $27 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Amsterdam train price to come in at an average of $27 (€24)  one way.
    The Cologne to Amsterdam train distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
    The train time between Cologne and Amsterdam is on average 3 h 18 min  for the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Amsterdam from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    For the journey from Cologne to Amsterdam you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Nightjet. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Amsterdam from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there is 1 direct train a day between Cologne and Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Deutsche Bahn. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    The average number of trains departing Cologne for Amsterdam is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first train from Cologne to Amsterdam at 4: 02 PM. The last train from Cologne to Amsterdam that you can take departs at 4: 02 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Amsterdam schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam is on average $27 (€24) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Amsterdam

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    Köln 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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    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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    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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    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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