The cheapest trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£17

Average

£41

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 Cologne to Amsterdam will cost around £ 41 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 17.

Cheapest
20:46Cologne Messe/Deutz4h05 00:51Amsterdam Centraal
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£171One-way
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00:14Cologne Hbf7h51 08:05Amsterdam Centraal
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£171One-way
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04:16Cologne Hbf4h19 08:35Amsterdam Centraal
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£171One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:45Cologne Messe/Deutz2h43 09:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£261One-way
08:36Cologne Messe/Deutz2h52 11:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£311One-way

Timetable Cologne to Amsterdam

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00:02Cologne Messe/Deutz8h03 08:05Amsterdam Centraal
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00:14Cologne Hbf7h51 08:05Amsterdam Centraal
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03:49Cologne Hbf4h46 08:35Amsterdam Centraal
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04:16Cologne Hbf4h19 08:35Amsterdam Centraal
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04:17Cologne Hbf4h18 08:35Amsterdam Centraal
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05:49Cologne Hbf3h46 09:35Amsterdam Centraal
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06:45Cologne Messe/Deutz2h43 09:28Amsterdam Centraal
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07:49Cologne Hbf3h46 11:35Amsterdam Centraal
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08:36Cologne Messe/Deutz2h52 11:28Amsterdam Centraal
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08:49Cologne Hbf3h46 12:35Amsterdam Centraal
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09:49Cologne Hbf3h46 13:35Amsterdam Centraal
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10:36Cologne Messe/Deutz2h52 13:28Amsterdam Centraal
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10:49Cologne Hbf3h46 14:35Amsterdam Centraal
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11:49Cologne Hbf3h46 15:35Amsterdam Centraal
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12:32Cologne Messe/Deutz2h56 15:28Amsterdam Centraal
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12:49Cologne Hbf3h46 16:35Amsterdam Centraal
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13:49Cologne Hbf3h46 17:35Amsterdam Centraal
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14:32Cologne Messe/Deutz2h56 17:28Amsterdam Centraal
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14:49Cologne Hbf3h46 18:35Amsterdam Centraal
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15:49Cologne Hbf3h46 19:35Amsterdam Centraal
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16:49Cologne Hbf3h46 20:35Amsterdam Centraal
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17:46Cologne Hbf2h42 20:28Amsterdam Centraal
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17:49Cologne Hbf3h46 21:35Amsterdam Centraal
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18:49Cologne Hbf3h46 22:35Amsterdam Centraal
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19:14Cologne Hbf2h44 21:58Amsterdam Centraal
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19:49Cologne Hbf3h46 23:35Amsterdam Centraal
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20:31Cologne Hbf4h20 00:51Amsterdam Centraal
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20:38Cologne Messe/Deutz2h50 23:28Amsterdam Centraal
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20:46Cologne Messe/Deutz4h05 00:51Amsterdam Centraal
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21:07Cologne Hbf9h58 07:05Amsterdam Centraal
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21:07Cologne Hbf8h30 05:37Amsterdam Centraal
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21:07Cologne Hbf9h42 06:49Amsterdam Centraal
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23:49Cologne Hbf8h36 08:25Amsterdam Centraal
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The fastest trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

4 h 32 m

Trains per day

33

Distance

214 km

Of the 33 trains that leave Cologne for Amsterdam 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 4 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 42 m .

The slowest trains will take 9 h 58 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
17:46Cologne Hbf2h42 20:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£471One-way
2nd Fastest
06:45Cologne Messe/Deutz2h43 09:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£261One-way
19:14Cologne Hbf2h44 21:58Amsterdam Centraal
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£471One-way
20:38Cologne Messe/Deutz2h50 23:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£311One-way
08:36Cologne Messe/Deutz2h52 11:28Amsterdam Centraal
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£311One-way

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Train Information from Cologne to Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Amsterdam

Find the best trains from Cologne to Amsterdam with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £17. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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 Cologne to Amsterdam train.

  • Average Price: £17

Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Amsterdam are the following:

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

Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

With eight daily direct departures, over three dozen connecting services and a similar timetable operating throughout the week, travelling by train from Cologne to Amsterdam is straightforward. Direct routes take approximately two hours 45 minutes while connecting routes can take up to nine and a half hours. All departures are from Cologne Hbf with services terminating at Amsterdam Centraal.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Amsterdam?

All trains to Amsterdam from Cologne are operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB). DB is Germany's national rail carrier and the world's largest provider of passenger services. Deutsche Bahn trains are modern with comfortable carriages and facilities that include luggage space, power outlets, WiFi and onboard catering.

How long is the train from Cologne to Amsterdam?

Direct trains between the two cities take just two hours and 45 minutes to complete the journey while other routes can take up to nine and a half hours depending on the number of connections required and waiting times at transfer stations. Connections are made at stations that include Dusseldorf, Venlo, Utrecht Centraal, Arnhem and Duisberg.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Amsterdam?

There are over three dozen train departures a day on services from Cologne to Amsterdam. Eight of these routes are direct. Services start in the early hours of the morning. There are then at least two departures an hour until the late evening with some evening departures arriving in Amsterdam the following morning. A similar timetable operates seven days a week.

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

Departure train station: All trains from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Cologne Hbf.  This large station is within walking distance of Cologne's historic attractions. It is also linked to the city and its suburbs by S-Bahn trains and local buses. Among the facilities at Cologne Hbf are car parking, a taxi rank, left luggage storage, WiFi, shops and food outlets.

Arrival train station: All services to Amsterdam from Cologne arrive at the large and busy Amsterdam Centraal Station. This is right in the city centre and within easy walking distance of cultural and historic attractions. Its local transport network includes water and local buses, trams, trains and taxis. Station facilities include car and bicycle parking, WiFi, left luggage storage, shops and food outlets.

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Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Reentry to Germany 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

Last verified on 25/10/2021. 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 Amsterdam to Cologne train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains from Cologne to Amsterdam?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam for as low as £17  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Amsterdam train price to come in at an average of £18  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Amsterdam by train?
The distance between Cologne and Amsterdam by train is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
How long is the train journey from Cologne to Amsterdam?
The Cologne to Amsterdam train duration is on average 3 h 41 min, which is to be expected when travelling 133 miles (214 km) to Amsterdam from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Amsterdam?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Amsterdam you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Amsterdam?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Amsterdam.

Which train providers can take me from Cologne to Amsterdam?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Amsterdam, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Amsterdam. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Amsterdam route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I purchase a direct train from Cologne to Amsterdam?
Yes, there are 7 direct trains per day from Cologne to Amsterdam, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there between Cologne and Amsterdam?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cologne to Amsterdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cologne to Amsterdam? When is the last train from Cologne to Amsterdam?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Amsterdam, the first train leaves at 05: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Amsterdam, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 12. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Amsterdam times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I purchase Cologne to Amsterdam train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Amsterdam from Cologne to cost on average £18 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Amsterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Amsterdam
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your journey to Amsterdam.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
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Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19