Amsterdam to Cologne train

Sat, 25 May
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Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
13:35Cologne Hbf
£491One-way
3 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
10:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
14:35Cologne Hbf
£491One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:163h06
Amsterdam Centraal
12:22Cologne Hbf
£641One-way
0 changes

Train timetableAmsterdam to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 25 May
Deutsche Bahn
09:163h06
Amsterdam Centraal
12:22Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
13:35Cologne Hbf
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
14:35Cologne Hbf
3 changes

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Train times from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 6 m

Average

3 h 29 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

214 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:163h06
Amsterdam Centraal
12:22Cologne Hbf
£641One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
13:35Cologne Hbf
£491One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:543h41
Amsterdam Centraal
14:35Cologne Hbf
£491One-way
3 changes

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My journey with Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Cologne went relatively well. We were a little late, but that didn't have a particularly negative effect on me and my journey. However, this has also been different for me in the past, which is why I would cite many delays or even train cancellations as a big minus point. That can really spoil your mood and your journey. However, as everything was relatively okay for me, I am satisfied overall.
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DB Bahn has very long delays, so I didn't catch my next train. The facilities are very limited. There is very little comfort. The service is friendly. The dB adheres to hygiene. Punctuality is a very big problem as they are always late.
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The train journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was a nice, relaxed journey. Unfortunately, the train left three quarters of an hour late. The rest of the journey went smoothly. My seat was in an open-plan carriage, which was well equipped with wifi and power sockets. It was very quiet in the open-plan carriage and you couldn't hear anything from outside.
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My journey from Amsterdam to Cologne turned out to be very relaxing. The price of the ticket was pretty good. The staff were very friendly. The wifi connection was excellent. This made communication easier and I was able to work on my laptop. Unfortunately, no consideration was given to hygiene, so the toilets were not clean. The train also didn't arrive on time. I also had to change trains several times, which made the journey more difficult as I had to constantly go back and forth with my suitcase. I had to change trains about twice and travelled for about eight hours. Overall, however, it was a very good journey.
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I'd never travelled this kind of route before, but I was actually quite satisfied. The only shortcoming was that the train was about 15 minutes late, which wasn't dramatic. Otherwise the journey was very good, the seats were comfortable, the train was quiet and the service was also satisfactory. My favourite thing, however, was the value for money, which in my opinion is really very good.
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I loved my journey from Amsterdam to Cologne. The price of the ticket was very fair in my opinion. The staff were very friendly. The volume was reasonable. Unfortunately, there were a few transfers which made the journey more difficult. The reservation options were complicated and not much attention was paid to hygiene. The toilets were not clean. Overall, however, a pretty good journey.
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I can say that the journey had some advantages. The train was on time and I could see that the hygiene and cleanliness were extremely good. In addition, the staff were very friendly and helpful and there was excellent wifi. The train was comparatively quiet. I rate the price-performance ratio as optimal. I give the journey 5 stars overall and recommend it.
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My experience on the train journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was mixed. The price of the journey was reasonable and the staff proved to be friendly and helpful, which contributed to a positive overall impression. The volume on the train was reasonable and the reservation options offered a certain level of comfort. However, there were also aspects that detracted from the experience. The hygiene on the train left a lot to be desired, which was particularly noticeable in the toilets. The wifi connection proved to be unreliable, which limited the use of devices. Another point of criticism was the numerous necessary changes on the route, which made the journey less smooth. Despite these shortcomings, I found the overall comfort during the journey to be acceptable, and the positive aspect of the reasonable price contributed to the journey turning out to be great.
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My journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was excellent. Firstly, the price was very reasonable and the staff were very friendly and polite. They always helped me and clarified my doubts. The train arrived in Cologne on time and the wifi connection was very efficient. For example, I was able to work, call someone or simply be productive. However, no attention was paid to hygiene at all, as the toilets were very unkempt and there were coffee stains on the seats. I also had to change trains several times, which made travelling difficult as I had to constantly go back and forth with my luggage. The noise level was unfortunately annoying. But overall a good journey!
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The train journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was an eventful journey with a wonderful view. The friendly train crew made you feel welcome straight away. The seats on the train proved to be surprisingly comfortable. However, there is still room for improvement in some areas of the train in terms of cleanliness
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My journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was amazingly good because the price was very demanding. It was cost effective and good value in my opinion. Also, the seats were very comfortable and cosy. Moreover, the staff was very friendly, polite and respectful. Good attention was also paid to hygiene, as the toilets were clean and well-maintained. Disinfectant was also to be found almost everywhere. However, the train did not arrive in Cologne on time and the noise level was not appropriate. I also found the reservation options to be complicated and unclear. But overall I thought the trip was great!
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My journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was extremely good as the price was very reasonable. It was pretty good value for money. Also, the staff was very friendly, polite and respectful. They were always helpful and tried their best to resolve the concerns of your guests. In addition, the train arrived on time in Cologne and the seats were very comfortable and cosy, which made the journey much easier. However, unfortunately only minimal attention was paid to hygiene. The toilets were not well maintained. However, the noise level was not adequate and there were several transfers, which made the journey time-consuming. But all in all a great and recommendable trip!
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It was a smooth journey. I was pleasantly surprised because the train was very punctual. I also have nothing to criticise in terms of hygiene. The staff were very helpful. I was still able to buy the ticket online. I give the journey 5 stars.
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There were some positive surprises on this journey. It was super punctual. There was also excellent hygiene in the sanitary facilities. I was also very pleased that the staff were always friendly. I can recommend the trip to others.
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The train arrived just under 20 minutes late, but that was completely fine as we made up for the delay completely. We also travelled through some really beautiful cities. The toilets were clean, but unfortunately the rubbish bins were too full. Otherwise, I was also very satisfied. The staff were nice, it didn't smell bad and the on-board bistro was more than well stocked.
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My journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was fascinating. The staff were always friendly, helpful and respectful of their guests. They always helped me and supported me with any questions or concerns. The wifi was very efficient and stable. I was able to surf around the clock, do my work, stay entertained or make calls. Maximum attention was paid to hygiene, the toilets and seats were very clean, well-maintained and hygienic. The volume was optimal and appropriate. I was able to relax during the journey. However, the seats were not particularly comfortable and the price was a little expensive in my opinion. Unfortunately, the train didn't arrive in Cologne on time either. But overall it was a good and recommendable journey!
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The train journey from Amsterdam to Cologne was generally pleasant. I would particularly like to emphasise the friendly and professional staff, who contributed to the positive atmosphere during the journey. The hygiene on the train was exemplary and I felt comfortable throughout the journey as the toilets and seats were clean and well maintained. The wifi worked reliably and allowed me to enjoy my time on board. However, I must mention that the price of the train journey was slightly higher compared to other connections, which was a little disappointing. The punctuality of the train could be improved as there were some delays which caused some inconvenience. The noise level on the train was occasionally annoying, especially at peak times when the train was full of passengers. Despite these points, the journey was satisfactory overall, mainly thanks to the friendly staff, good cleanliness and stable wifi connection.

Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€48)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or VIAS Rail GmbH

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or VIAS Rail GmbH. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and VIAS Rail GmbH trains Amsterdam to Cologne

Travel between Amsterdam and Cologne from £18 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and VIAS Rail GmbH! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Cologne from Amsterdam. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Train information from Amsterdam to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: £18

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.

FAQs: Amsterdam to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Amsterdam 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne can start from as little as £17 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Amsterdam to Cologne is £43; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Amsterdam to Cologne is 3 h 1 min   to travel the 133 mile long route. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 06: 23. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 22: 54.
For the best Amsterdam to Cologne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or VIAS Rail GmbH. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Amsterdam and Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 54.

When departing from Amsterdam, you have various train station options to start your route from including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Zuid. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne from Amsterdam is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 1 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Amsterdam to Cologne is May.
You have options as you can travel between Amsterdam and Cologne 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Amsterdam and Cologne

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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
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