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Journey Summary

Cologne to Amsterdam Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 48 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $25
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Amsterdam
Distance:214 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn
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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Amsterdam

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam from $24 (€19) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Cologne and Amsterdam in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your route from Cologne to Amsterdam on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Cologne to Amsterdam is 133 miles (214 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam start at $24 (€19).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Cologne to Amsterdam:

  • 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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Amsterdam?

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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 6/14/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Amsterdam is: Restricted.

Is my return train into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 6/14/21. 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.

How much does a cheap train from Cologne to Amsterdam cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Amsterdam to cost as little as $24 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam?
The train price to Amsterdam from Cologne is on average $29 (€23)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Cologne to Amsterdam by train?
The train distance from Cologne to Amsterdam is around 133 miles (214 km).
How long is a train from Cologne to Amsterdam on average?
While the time it takes to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Amsterdam from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Amsterdam train journey time is on average 2 h 50 min.
What station does the train from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from? Which Amsterdam train station do I come into from Cologne?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your route in train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Amsterdam Centraal   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Amsterdam located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cologne to Amsterdam?
When taking a train from Cologne to Amsterdam, you can count on Deutsche Bahn 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.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Amsterdam? When is the last train from Cologne to Amsterdam?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Cologne at 4: 41 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 7: 43 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Amsterdam and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam to get the best deals?
You can find trains between Cologne and Amsterdam to cost on average $29 (€23) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Amsterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Amsterdam
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