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You can get from Amsterdam to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Amsterdam to Cologne on 25 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 23/07/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Amsterdam and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Fully open.
Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
All travellers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 18/07/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Cologne here.
There are 2 travel options from Amsterdam to Cologne: coach or train.
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) from Amsterdam to Cologne.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Cologne from Amsterdam with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne.
Before travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Cologne, which costs on average £16.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:
A coach is generally £2 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £17 from Amsterdam to Cologne.
The fastest way to get to Cologne from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 3 h 45 min.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 30 min.
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