Amsterdam to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Cheapest

£47

Average

£48

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.

Cheapest
09:10Amsterdam Centraal4h02 13:12Cologne Hbf
4 changes
£471One-way
Cheapest
08:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 13:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£471One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:05Amsterdam Centraal4h07 15:12Cologne Hbf
4 changes
£491One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 15:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£491One-way

Train schedule Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 August
08:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 13:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
09:10Amsterdam Centraal4h02 13:12Cologne Hbf
4 changes
10:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 15:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
11:05Amsterdam Centraal4h07 15:12Cologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 2 m

Average

4 h 11 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

214 km

It's difficult to get from Amsterdam to Cologne without changing at least 3 times.

Fastest
09:10Amsterdam Centraal4h02 13:12Cologne Hbf
4 changes
£471One-way
2nd Fastest
11:05Amsterdam Centraal4h07 15:12Cologne Hbf
4 changes
£491One-way
08:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 13:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£471One-way
10:54Amsterdam Centraal4h18 15:12Cologne Hbf
3 changes
£491One-way

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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £21, but the average price of train tickets is £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Amsterdam to Cologne

Travel to Cologne from Amsterdam from £21 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Amsterdam to Cologne train.

Deutsche Bahn from Amsterdam to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 8 min
  • Average Price: £48
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

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

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 08/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Fully open.

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

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 28/07/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Cologne.

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Amsterdam to Cologne for as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Amsterdam to Cologne train to cost on average £28  one way.
The Amsterdam to Cologne train distance is approximately 133 miles.
The train time from Amsterdam to Cologne is on average 3 h 15 min  for the 133 miles 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.

When taking a train from Amsterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Amsterdam Centraal   to Köln Hbf.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

For the best Amsterdam to Cologne train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Amsterdam to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 5 direct trains from Amsterdam to Cologne 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.
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Amsterdam to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Amsterdam at 04: 54. The last train leaves from Amsterdam at 20: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from Amsterdam to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train from Amsterdam to Cologne to cost on average £28 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Amsterdam to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
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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