Cologne to Amsterdam train

Fri, 31 May
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
07:393h19
Cologne Hbf
10:58Amsterdam Centraal
£451One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
17:473h11
Cologne Hbf
20:58Amsterdam Centraal
£451One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:253h40
Cologne Hbf
20:05Amsterdam Centraal
£491One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h40
Cologne Hbf
14:05Amsterdam Centraal
£491One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h40
Cologne Hbf
12:05Amsterdam Centraal
£491One-way
3 changes

Train timetableCologne to Amsterdam

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 31 May
Deutsche Bahn
06:253h40
Cologne Hbf
10:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:393h19
Cologne Hbf
10:58Amsterdam Centraal
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:474h02
Cologne Hbf
11:49Amsterdam Centraal
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:253h40
Cologne Hbf
12:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:484h01
Cologne Hbf
12:49Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:393h19
Cologne Hbf
12:58Amsterdam Centraal
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:474h02
Cologne Hbf
13:49Amsterdam Centraal
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:154h34
Cologne Hbf
14:49Amsterdam Centraal
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h40
Cologne Hbf
14:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:474h02
Cologne Hbf
14:49Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:474h32
Cologne Hbf
15:19Amsterdam Centraal
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:253h40
Cologne Hbf
15:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:253h40
Cologne Hbf
20:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:474h02
Cologne Hbf
20:49Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:473h11
Cologne Hbf
20:58Amsterdam Centraal
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
18:253h40
Cologne Hbf
22:05Amsterdam Centraal
3 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Amsterdam

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 11 m

Average

3 h 49 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

214 km

Of the 16 trains that leave Cologne for Amsterdam every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
17:473h11
Cologne Hbf
20:58Amsterdam Centraal
£451One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:393h19
Cologne Hbf
10:58Amsterdam Centraal
£451One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:393h19
Cologne Hbf
12:58Amsterdam Centraal
£651One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:253h40
Cologne Hbf
20:05Amsterdam Centraal
£491One-way
3 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:253h40
Cologne Hbf
14:05Amsterdam Centraal
£491One-way
3 changes

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Due to the very comfortable seats and the large legroom, which you don't always have, this journey was very relaxing. I had my own compartment and was alone there. Therefore, it had been quiet on the train. However, my cabin had been a bit dirty and chewing gum residue had been found under the table. There was no on-board bistro on the train. The toilets, on the other hand, had been clean and the staff were very friendly and greeted people in the corridors, even though they did not check tickets. The train arrived a few minutes later than planned, which is acceptable.
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I travelled from Cologne Central Station to Amsterdam on the ICE 156. I reserved a seat and got it. The seats on the train were extremely comfortable and convenient. Overall, it was a very pleasant journey, so there is nothing to complain about. The train was on time throughout. On board there was order and cleanliness. I particularly liked the short journey time of just under two hours.
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The train journey from Cologne to Amsterdam was very satisfactory overall. The train was on time and the departure and arrival times were kept. This was particularly important for me as I had a tight schedule. The train itself was comfortable and the seats were comfortable. There was enough space for my luggage and I felt comfortable throughout the journey. The cleanliness on the train was also good and the train staff took care of the cleaning regularly. The service on board was friendly and helpful. The train staff were always ready to answer questions and offer assistance. This helped to make the journey pleasant and stress-free. The scenic beauty along the route was quite good. However, a minor drawback was the price of the train tickets. Prices can vary depending on demand and when you book, and it is important to book tickets in advance to get the best deals.
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I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam. The journey was on the ICE 156, in second class. We had reserved seats, which was the right decision on the day. On the positive side, the train left on time and arrived in Amsterdam on time. On the negative side, the train was not really clean. Also, the train does not have wifi, which would have been beneficial considering the long journey.
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I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam on the ICE 156. The journey was in second class and I made a seat reservation. This was the right decision, because the train was relatively full. The train arrived quickly in Amsterdam, which I really appreciated. It was on time the whole way. Unfortunately, there was no wifi on board, which you were allowed to use for free.
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The journey from Cologne to Amsterdam was on the ICE 156, in second class. I had reserved a seat and got it. However, the train was not particularly full anyway. It was a very clean and well-maintained train. The journey was more relaxed than by car, but I would have expected a faster arrival. The train has wifi and power sockets. The train was on time the entire journey.
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I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam by train. The train arrived and departed on time. So I was able to catch my connecting train on time again. The train itself was not particularly dirty. You could use the toilet without any problems. The staff was also nice. Unfortunately, there were neither power sockets nor wifi on the second train. The price was very reasonable. Of course, I was very happy about that. All in all, it was a very pleasant journey, even though it was very long. Nevertheless, I would only travel the route by train, as it is simply the most relaxing.
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I took the train from Cologne to Amsterdam. It's super fast and of course you avoid the annoying traffic jams. You don't have as much space, but it's enough for the short distance. I would do it again and again, because you don't need a car in Amsterdam.
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I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Cologne to Amsterdam. The train journey itself was very pleasant and luckily it starts. The ticket was even quite cheap for this route. There was enough space for luggage and the staff were also very friendly. The toilets could be used the whole train journey. The wifi worked perfectly the whole way. I can only warmly recommend everyone to take the train to Amsterdam instead of driving. The price of the train ride alone is reason enough, and you also pay a lot more if you go by car and then want to park in the city.
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I took the ICE from Cologne to Amsterdam with 3 friends. The journey was totally pleasant and didn't take long. I had no problem with delays. The train was clean and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I can only recommend journeys with the ICE to others.
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The train journey to Amsterdam was a great experience. All 4 of us travelled in a very comfortable and relaxed way. The Deutsche Bahn staff were friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed eating and drinking during the journey. The price for the journey was reasonable. We would always travel to Amsterdam by train again. The only negative thing was the internet during the whole journey.
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My wife and I travelled from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, as we knew beforehand that parking in Amsterdam is very expensive. Unfortunately, the train arrived a little late, but this was limited. Travelling by train is much more relaxed than by car. We had a very pleasant journey without any further delays or complications. I was able to use the wifi provided free of charge. I bought something to drink in the on-board bistro, which wasn't that cheap. Otherwise, the train made a super well-maintained impression and the sanitary facilities were also great. I would always choose the train again.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Amsterdam

distanceDistance133 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet

Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam cover the 133 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH and ÖBB Nightjet trains Cologne to Amsterdam

Travel from Cologne to Amsterdam from £43 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Amsterdam from Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Amsterdam train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 42 min
  • Cheapest Price: £43
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

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.

FAQs: Cologne to Amsterdam train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Amsterdam.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam can start from as little as £45 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Amsterdam is £49; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cologne to Amsterdam is 2 h 48 min   to travel the 133 mile long journey, with around there are 2 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 07: 41. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Amsterdam leaves at 21: 18.
There are 2 trains a day from Cologne to Amsterdam which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Cologne to Amsterdam, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet for the best way to get you to Amsterdam. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cologne to Amsterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can take a night train from Cologne to Amsterdam with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your trip in train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Amsterdam is January.
You have options as you can travel between Cologne and Amsterdam 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Amsterdam

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Cologne 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
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne SüdShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
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Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Cologne WestATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
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Cologne-NippesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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