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Journey Summary

Amsterdam to Cologne Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 46 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £23
Trains depart from:Amsterdam
Trains arrive in:Cologne
Distance:214 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn
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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Cologne

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Amsterdam and Cologne from £17 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 from Amsterdam to Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your journey between Amsterdam and Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Amsterdam to Cologne is 133 miles (214 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator 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 WCs 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 travelling by train from Amsterdam to Cologne:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

Travelling by train from Amsterdam to Cologne can take just over two and a half hours on direct routes while other journeys can take up to eight hours or more depending on the number of connections required. A similar timetable operates seven days a week with at least five daily direct departures and over three dozen other services. All trains leave from Amsterdam Centraal Station and arrive at Cologne Hbf.

Which train companies travel from Amsterdam to Cologne?

Train services between the two cities of Amsterdam and Cologne are operated by DB or Deutsche Bahn. This is the national rail provider of Germany and the largest passenger carrier in the world. DB uses modern rolling stock with comfortable seating, luggage space, power outlets, WiFi and bistro-bar facilities.

How long is the train from Amsterdam to Cologne?

Direct trains take just over two and a half hours to complete the journey from Amsterdam to Cologne while other routes take up to approximately eight hours depending on the route taken and the transfer time at connecting stations. These stations include Utrecht Centraal, Mönchengladbach, Arnhem and Duisberg.

How many trains are there from Amsterdam to Cologne?

There are up to five direct departures a day and over three dozen other train services from Amsterdam to Cologne on a timetable that operates seven days a week. Up to three trains depart every hour from the early hours of the morning until the late evening. Some late evening departures do not arrive in Cologne until the following morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne?

Departure train station: All trains from Amsterdam to Cologne depart from the historic Amsterdam Centraal Station. This is located within an easy walk of the city's cultural and historic attractions. It is also a busy transport hub served by local trains and buses, water buses, trams and taxis. Station facilities at Amsterdam Centraal include car and bicycle parking, toilets, WiFi, left luggage storage, ATMs, shops and cafes.

Arrival train station: Trains to Cologne from Amsterdam terminate at Cologne Hbf, which is conveniently located near the historic heart of the city. The station's transport network is made up of taxis, local buses and S-Bahn trains while its facilities include car parking, left luggage lockers, WiFi, toilets, food shops, cafes and restaurants.

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Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne 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 Amsterdam to Cologne.
FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

Travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Restricted.

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 18/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Amsterdam is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany?

Reentry to Netherlands 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?

What are the 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 16/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Cologne to Amsterdam train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Amsterdam and Cologne?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Cologne from Amsterdam for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Amsterdam to Cologne cost on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Amsterdam to Cologne train price to come in at an average of £22  one way.
How far is it from Amsterdam to Cologne by train?
The Amsterdam to Cologne train distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
How long is the train to Cologne from Amsterdam?
On average the Amsterdam to Cologne train time is 2 h 37 min  covering the 133 miles (214 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Amsterdam and arrival train station in Cologne?

When taking the train to Cologne from Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal. Your trip can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

Where do I find the Amsterdam train station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Cologne.

Which train providers can get me from Amsterdam to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Amsterdam to Cologne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne?
You can take the first train from Amsterdam to Cologne at 04: 38   or take the last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaving at 20: 40. Look for the latest Amsterdam Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I buy Amsterdam to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Amsterdam and Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £22 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cologne from Amsterdam are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Cologne
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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.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>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.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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