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You can get from Cologne to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Amsterdam on 20 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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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 16/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Restricted.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 18/06/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.
There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam including taking a coach or train.
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) from Cologne to Amsterdam.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Amsterdam:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available to Amsterdam from Cologne with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Amsterdam as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cologne and Amsterdam.
When planning your trip to Amsterdam from Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
The cheapest way from Cologne to Amsterdam is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:
A coach is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £18 for this trip.
The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 50 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 45 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 44 min of travel time.
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