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You can get from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Amsterdam on Jun 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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The distance between Cologne and Amsterdam is 263 kilometers. Numerous transport options will ensure a safe and quick trip between the two cities. Public transportation options include train, city bus, and air travel. Bus travel is an affordable and fast option. High-speed trains will arrive at your destination in under 3 hours, and are also affordable.
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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from either Köln ZOB (central bus station) or Köln Flughafen (airport) and take at least 4 hours to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. Over 10 buses travel from Berlin to Amsterdam per day, with the first bus departing Cologne at 2:50 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Cologne to Amsterdam include Flixbus, RegioJet, and Eurolines.
Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam; however, when travel time to and from Cologne and Amsterdam's airporst is taken into consideration, taking a high-speed train is actually the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Flights depart from either Cologne/Bonn airport or Düsseldorf airport and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after approximately 50 minutes of flight time. Usually 5 direct flights travel from Cologne to Amsterdam per day, with the first flight departing Cologne at 11:30 a.m. KLM is the main airline that offers direct flights from Cologne to Amsterdam.
Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Taking a train is at least an hour faster than traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam by bus and approximately 1½ hours faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Cologne and Amsterdam's airports is taken into consideration. Rrains traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Köln Haupbahnhof and take at least 2:50 h tro arrive at Amsterdam's Centraal train station. Approximately 8 direct Deutsche Bahn trains travel from Cologne to Amsterdam per day, with the first train departing Cologne at approximately 6:30 a.m.
International travel from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 6/9/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip between Cologne and Amsterdam.
The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Restricted.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 6/13/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.
There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Amsterdam: bus or train.
The distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km) from Cologne to Amsterdam.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Amsterdam:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
When planning your trip from Cologne to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
The cheapest way to go to Amsterdam from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $22 (€17).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:
A bus is $4 (€3) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Amsterdam costing on average $26 (€20).
The fastest way from Cologne to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by bus can take on average 3 h 45 min.
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 2 h 44 min.
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