The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne will cost around £ 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.
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Of the 43 train that leave Amsterdam for Cologne every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 214 km distance in an average of 3h 49m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 34m .
The slowest train will take 8h 10m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 45 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£19|
|Trains depart from:||Amsterdam|
|Trains arrive in:||Cologne|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.