Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 26 Jan

Cheapest

£17

Average

£26

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

Cheapest
08:35Amsterdam Centraal3h37 12:12Cologne Hbf
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£171One-way
Cheapest
08:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 12:12Cologne Hbf
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£171One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:30Amsterdam Centraal3h13 23:43Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£221One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:40Amsterdam Centraal3h03 23:43Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£221One-way
16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h35 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£311One-way

Train schedule Amsterdam to Cologne

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06:38Amsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45Cologne Hbf
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08:24Amsterdam Centraal3h48 12:12Cologne Hbf
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08:35Amsterdam Centraal3h37 12:12Cologne Hbf
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10:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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12:38Amsterdam Centraal2h41 15:19Cologne Messe/Deutz
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14:38Amsterdam Centraal2h40 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h35 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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18:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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20:30Amsterdam Centraal3h13 23:43Cologne Messe/Deutz
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20:40Amsterdam Centraal3h03 23:43Cologne Messe/Deutz
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Wed
26 Jan
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
27 Jan
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Fri
28 Jan
£17Deutsche Bahn
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29 Jan
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
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30 Jan
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31 Jan
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
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2 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Thu
3 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Fri
4 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
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5 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Tue
8 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
9 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Thu
10 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Fri
11 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
Sat
12 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
Sun
13 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£11STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
14 Feb
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus

Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 26 Jan

Fastest Journey

2 h 34 m

Average

2 h 55 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

214 km

Of the 11 trains that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 214 km distance in an average of 2 h 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 34 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
18:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 21:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£311One-way
Fastest
10:38Amsterdam Centraal2h34 13:12Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£311One-way
2nd Fastest
16:38Amsterdam Centraal2h35 19:13Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£311One-way
08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45Cologne Hbf
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£311One-way
14:38Amsterdam Centraal2h40 17:18Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£311One-way

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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £20, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Amsterdam to Cologne

Travel from Amsterdam to Cologne from £17 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam. DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 43 min
  • Average Price: £17
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne due to the coronavirus:

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

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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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Amsterdam and Cologne?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 24/01/2022. 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 restriction level for your return train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Amsterdam from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 24/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Amsterdam from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap train tickets to Cologne from Amsterdam cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Amsterdam and Cologne for the next 7 days starting from £17  one way.

What is the average cost of a train from Amsterdam to Cologne?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Amsterdam to Cologne train to cost on average £20  one way.

What is the distance from Amsterdam to Cologne by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Amsterdam and Cologne via train to be approximately 133 miles (214 km).

How long is the train from Amsterdam to Cologne?

The train time between Amsterdam and Cologne is on average 3 h 5 min  for the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cologne from Amsterdam by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and 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 and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Your route 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 is the departure train station in Amsterdam located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Amsterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city centre of Amsterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Amsterdam to Cologne?

When taking a train from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Amsterdam to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Are there any Amsterdam to Cologne direct train services?

Yes, there are 6 direct trains to Cologne from Amsterdam per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

How many trains are there between Amsterdam and Cologne a day?

On average, there are 6 trains a day from Amsterdam to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne?

The earliest train departing from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 06: 24. The last train departing from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 19: 40. You can find the latest Amsterdam to Cologne train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book Amsterdam to Cologne train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne is on average £20 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Amsterdam and Cologne available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Cologne
Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your journey to Cologne.
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Public transport options for Amsterdam Centraal
Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet