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24 Jun
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Journey Summary

Cologne to Amsterdam Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 3 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £18
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Amsterdam
Distance:214 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn
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Train from Cologne to Amsterdam with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Cologne to Amsterdam from £17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Cologne and Amsterdam in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip from Cologne to Amsterdam on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Cologne to Amsterdam is 133 miles (214 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Amsterdam start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Cologne to Amsterdam:

  • 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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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Cologne to Amsterdam?

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

Can I enter Netherlands from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/06/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Cologne and Amsterdam as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Cologne, Germany from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is restricted 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 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 18/06/2021. 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 to Amsterdam from Cologne?
You can find a cheap train from Cologne to Amsterdam for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam?
The Cologne to Amsterdam train ticket price is on average £21  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance from Cologne to Amsterdam by train?
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km)  from Cologne to Amsterdam by train.
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Amsterdam by train?
While the time it takes to travel 133 miles (214 km) between Cologne and Amsterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cologne to Amsterdam is on average 2 h 44 min.
Which train station in Cologne goes to Amsterdam? Which train station do I come into Amsterdam from Cologne?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Amsterdam you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Amsterdam most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Cologne to Amsterdam?
For the trip from Cologne to Amsterdam you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Amsterdam from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Amsterdam? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 04: 41. The last train departing from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 19: 09. You can find the latest Cologne to Amsterdam train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Cologne and Amsterdam to get the best deals?
If you book Cologne to Amsterdam train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £21. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Amsterdam. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Amsterdam
Köln Hbf
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