You can get from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Amsterdam on 17 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£11 - £17|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £11 • 3 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £17 • 2 h 43 min|
|Popular travel companies||STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Take a coach or train to travel 133 miles (214 km) between Cologne and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Amsterdam.
The distance between Cologne and Amsterdam is 263 kilometers. Numerous transport options will ensure a safe and quick trip between the two cities. Public transportation options include train, city bus, and air travel. Bus travel is an affordable and fast option. High-speed trains will arrive at your destination in under 3 hours, and are also affordable.
Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Coaches traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from either Köln ZOB (central bus station) or Köln Flughafen (airport) and take at least 4 hours to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. Over 10 coaches travel from Berlin to Amsterdam per day, with the first bus departing Cologne at 2:50 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Cologne to Amsterdam include Flixbus, RegioJet, and Eurolines.
Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam; however, when travel time to and from Cologne and Amsterdam's airporst is taken into consideration, taking a high-speed train is actually the fastest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Flights depart from either Cologne/Bonn airport or Düsseldorf airport and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after approximately 50 minutes of flight time. Usually 5 direct flights travel from Cologne to Amsterdam per day, with the first flight departing Cologne at 11:30 a.m. KLM is the main airline that offers direct flights from Cologne to Amsterdam.
Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam. Taking a train is at least an hour faster than traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam by bus and approximately 1½ hours faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Cologne and Amsterdam's airports is taken into consideration. Rrains traveling from Cologne to Amsterdam depart from Köln Haupbahnhof and take at least 2:50 h tro arrive at Amsterdam's Centraal train station. Approximately 8 direct Deutsche Bahn trains travel from Cologne to Amsterdam per day, with the first train departing Cologne at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Travel from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 10/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Amsterdam from Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Partially open.
Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. 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 Cologne from Amsterdam here.
There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Amsterdam: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Cologne to Amsterdam is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:
A coach is £5 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Amsterdam costing on average £17.
The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 43 min.
There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by coach can take on average 3 h 45 min.
The distance from Cologne to Amsterdam is approximately 133 miles (214 km).
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Amsterdam is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Amsterdam from Cologne as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Amsterdam:
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