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Coach Information between Cologne and Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, RegioJet, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Union Ivkoni International or Citybus Express

Coaches from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, RegioJet, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Union Ivkoni International or Citybus Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.

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Coach from Cologne to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best coaches between Cologne and Amsterdam with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £11. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest coach operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a trip between Cologne and Amsterdam. Find DB coach timetables and tickets for your 133 miles (214 km) journey from Cologne to Amsterdam with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable coach between Cologne and Amsterdam. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of coach types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) coaches. These types of coaches differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, toilets are standard services on these coaches, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain coaches.

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam: Journey Details

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam are operated by Eurolines and Flixbus, with direct journey times of between 3 and 6 hours. There are around nine departures a day, from about 6:30 a.m., until just before 7:00 p.m.

Taking the Bus from Cologne

Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Breslauer Platz Bus Station, located next to the main railway station in the city centre. Both are on Cologne's transport network of frequent underground and suburban trains, buses and trams. Cologne also has several night bus routes. A taxi rank is located at the station.

Getting into Amsterdam by Bus

Amsterdam is a charming city full of history, architecture, cafes and restaurants, and is the ideal place for exploring either on foot or by water ferries and taxis. Amsterdam has several world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum, the National Maritime Museum and Anne Frank's House. There is also a lively cafe culture throughout the day and evening. Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station. This is slightly further out of the city than Amsterdam Centraal Station, but linked by local trains and buses, as well as trams. Amsterdam's bus routes cover the outer areas of the city, and run throughout the night, while trams operate within the historic centre. Hop-on hop-off water ferries are a perfect way to get around the city. A taxi rank is located outside Sloterdijk Bus Station.

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Buses from Cologne to Amsterdam
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by coach between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands by coach is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands 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 are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 27/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach to Amsterdam from Cologne before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Amsterdam?

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 28/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Cologne from Amsterdam.

How much do cheap coaches to Amsterdam from Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam for as low as £11  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam on average?
The Cologne to Amsterdam coach ticket price is on average £18  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Cologne to Amsterdam by coach?
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km)  between Cologne and Amsterdam by coach.
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Amsterdam by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 133 miles (214 km) between Cologne and Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Cologne to Amsterdam is on average 5 h 25 min.
Which coach station in Cologne goes to Amsterdam? Which coach station do I come into Amsterdam from Cologne?

When taking the coach to Amsterdam from Cologne, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Your trip can end in coach stations such as Amsterdam, Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and Amsterdam, Centraal.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.

Where is the coach station in Cologne to go to Amsterdam? Where is the coach station in Amsterdam located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Amsterdam, Sloterdijk, located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies go from Cologne to Amsterdam?
When taking a coach from Cologne to Amsterdam, you can count on Flixbus, RegioJet, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Union Ivkoni International or Citybus Express for the best way to get you to Amsterdam. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Amsterdam from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any Cologne to Amsterdam direct coaches?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Cologne to Amsterdam with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.   without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
When is the earliest coach from Cologne to Amsterdam? When is the last coach from Cologne to Amsterdam?
The first coach from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 06: 05   and the last coach for this leaves at 13: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cologne to Amsterdam schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam for the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £18 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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