Amsterdam to Cologne

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16 trains from $53
Tomorrow
40 trains from $29
Fri, May 31
43 trains from $29
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
May 25
$53Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23Flixbus
$328Turkish Airlines
Sun
May 26
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Eurolines Switzerland
$231tuifly netherlands
Mon
May 27
$29Deutsche Bahn
$19Eurolines France
$117Tuifly
Tue
May 28
$41Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines France
$128Eurowings
Wed
May 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$105Eurowings
Thu
May 30
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$198Tuifly
Fri
May 31
$29Deutsche Bahn
$20Eurolines France
$105Eurowings
Sat
Jun 1
$35Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$269Swiss
Sun
Jun 2
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Eurolines Switzerland
$248pegasus
Mon
Jun 3
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
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Tue
Jun 4
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19Eurolines France
$117Eurowings
Wed
Jun 5
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
$152Eurowings
Thu
Jun 6
$29Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines France
$105Tuifly
Fri
Jun 7
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$198Eurowings
Sat
Jun 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$196Swiss
Sun
Jun 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$290tarom
Mon
Jun 10
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$191openskies
Tue
Jun 11
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
$248tarom
Wed
Jun 12
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
$105Eurowings
Thu
Jun 13
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines France
$117Eurowings
Fri
Jun 14
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20Flixbus
$175Eurowings

Travel from Amsterdam to Cologne: Journey Details

People traveling from Amsterdam to Cologne can take a bus, catch a Deutsche Bahn train or take a quick flight straight to Cologne. The fastest way to travel is probably flying, although taking a train can get you there in just 4 hours, and buses aren't that much slower, while car pooling services from Bla Bla Car can be quicker still.

Return trips from Cologne to Amsterdam are also available.

Buses from Amsterdam to Cologne

Eurolines, Megabus, Semitimes and Regiojet all provide daily direct buses from Amsterdam to Cologne. Every day, there are 4 direct buses, and all of them leave in early afternoon between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The fastest buses take 5 hours 15 minutes, while some services take 7 hours, so there is quite a lot of variation. There are also indirect Flixbus buses that take 4 hours to reach Cologne with a stop in Leverkusen.

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn operates frequent trains from Amsterdam to Cologne. Trains start departing as early as 5:20 a.m. and continue to leave almost every hour until a final departure at 8:30 p.m. There are no direct services to Cologne from Amsterdam and a change in Arnhem is usually required. Even then, the journey time is only around 3 hours with the change included.

Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne

KLM operates direct flights from Amsterdam to Cologne. The earliest flight leaves Amsterdam at 6:50 a.m. and there are four other departures throughout the day, concluding with a 4:50 p.m. take off time. All flights take 50 minutes to reach their destination, but when transit times are factored in, this can rise to around 4 hours, door to door.

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Best fares from Amsterdam to Cologne

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Mon, May 27
Bus
Eurolines France
12:006h 25m18:25
AmsterdamCologne
Mon, May 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:404h 10m21:50
AmsterdamCologne
Mon, May 27
Flight
Tuifly
06:153h 5m09:20
AmsterdamCologne
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Tue, May 28
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 37m07:15
AmsterdamCologne
Thu, Jun 6
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 37m07:15
AmsterdamCologne
Fri, Jun 21
Train
Deutsche Bahn
04:382h 37m07:15
AmsterdamCologne
Return Journeys from Cologne to Amsterdam
Mon, May 27
Bus
Eurolines France
09:459h 45m19:30
CologneAmsterdam
Mon, May 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
02:254h 10m06:35
CologneAmsterdam
Mon, May 27
Flight
pegasus
05:4514h 30m20:15
CologneAmsterdam
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Amsterdam
Cologne
BusAmsterdam City Centre

Amenities

FlightAmsterdam-Schiphol

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Refreshments
Wifi
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The Schiphol Sternet regional bus service connects the airport to various cities in the surrounding region in 30 minutes or less. The Fyra express train connects the airport to Amsterdam central station in 15 minutes – the fastest option.
TrainAmsterdam Centraal

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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54
Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43
Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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