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from Cologne to Schiphol

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Travel Information from Cologne to Schiphol

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 5 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Schiphol from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Schiphol.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Schiphol, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Schiphol, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Schiphol if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Schiphol, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21; 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 Schiphol.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Schiphol, Netherlands?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Netherlands?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 10/26/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Schiphol.

How do I travel from Cologne to Schiphol?

There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Schiphol: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Schiphol?

The cheapest way to go to Schiphol from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Schiphol:

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $30 (€25) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Schiphol?

The fastest way to get to Schiphol from Cologne is by bus with an average travel time of 5 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Schiphol can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h   of travel time.

How far is Schiphol from Cologne?

The Cologne to Schiphol distance is around 133 miles (214 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Schiphol?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Schiphol is:

  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Schiphol from Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Cologne and Schiphol, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Schiphol?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Schiphol:

  • Buses mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Schiphol.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Schiphol Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Schiphol?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Schiphol:

  • You can take a bus from Cologne to Schiphol with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€20) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Cologne to Schiphol.
  • You can go to Schiphol from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $30 (€25) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Schiphol on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Schiphol from Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Schiphol? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Schiphol usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Brussels from Schiphol, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Cologne to Schiphol one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Schiphol, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $30 (€25) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Schiphol online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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