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from Amsterdam to Cologne

You can get from Amsterdam to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Cologne on 28 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:38Amsterdam Centraal2h30 21:08Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£351One-way
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14:00Amsterdam5h40 19:40Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£181One-way
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06:38Amsterdam Centraal2h37 09:15Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£351One-way
06:38Amsterdam Centraal2h44 09:22Cologne Messe/Deutz
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£351One-way
08:08Amsterdam Centraal2h37 10:45Cologne Hbf
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£421One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£46Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
28 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
29 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
30 Oct
£22Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
31 Oct
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Mon
1 Nov
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Tue
2 Nov
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Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
4 Nov
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Fri
5 Nov
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Sat
6 Nov
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Sun
7 Nov
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Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
9 Nov
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Wed
10 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
11 Nov
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Fri
12 Nov
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Sat
13 Nov
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Sun
14 Nov
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Mon
15 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
16 Nov
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Travel from Amsterdam to Cologne: Journey Details

People traveling from Amsterdam to Cologne can take a bus, catch a Deutsche Bahn train or take a quick flight straight to Cologne. The fastest way to travel is probably flying, although taking a train can get you there in just 4 hours, and coaches aren't that much slower, while car pooling services from Bla Bla Car can be quicker still.

Return trips from Cologne to Amsterdam are also available.

Coaches from Amsterdam to Cologne

Eurolines, Megabus, Semitimes and Regiojet all provide daily direct coaches from Amsterdam to Cologne. Every day, there are 4 direct coaches, and all of them leave in early afternoon between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The fastest coaches take 5 hours 15 minutes, while some services take 7 hours, so there is quite a lot of variation. There are also indirect Flixbus coaches that take 4 hours to reach Cologne with a stop in Leverkusen.

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn operates frequent trains from Amsterdam to Cologne. Trains start departing as early as 5:20 a.m. and continue to leave almost every hour until a final departure at 8:30 p.m. There are no direct services to Cologne from Amsterdam and a change in Arnhem is usually required. Even then, the journey time is only around 3 hours with the change included.

Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne

KLM operates direct flights from Amsterdam to Cologne. The earliest flight leaves Amsterdam at 6:50 a.m. and there are four other departures throughout the day, concluding with a 4:50 p.m. take off time. All flights take 50 minutes to reach their destination, but when transit times are factored in, this can rise to around 4 hours, door to door.