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.
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2 h 42 m
4 h 32 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 41 min|
|Average train ticket price||£18 (€20)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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.
Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Amsterdam are the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Amsterdam to Cologne is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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