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Train Information from Amsterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price€25 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as €19, but the average price of train tickets is €25. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Train between Amsterdam and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as €19 you can travel by train between Amsterdam and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Amsterdam and Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your route between Amsterdam and Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Amsterdam and Cologne is 133 miles (214 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Amsterdam and Cologne start at €19.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Amsterdam to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne 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 Amsterdam to Cologne.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Amsterdam and Cologne?

Travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 10/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Amsterdam from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Amsterdam from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Amsterdam and Cologne for the next 7 days starting from €19  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Amsterdam to Cologne is €25  one way.
What is the distance to Cologne from Amsterdam by train?
The train distance from Amsterdam to Cologne is around 133 miles (214 km).
How long does it take from Amsterdam to Cologne by train?
On average the Amsterdam to Cologne train time is 3 h 41 min  covering the 133 miles (214 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Amsterdam to Cologne, which train station in Amsterdam do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

Some of the Amsterdam train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

Where is the Amsterdam train station located? Where is the Cologne train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Amsterdam to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Amsterdam to Cologne journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains between Amsterdam and Cologne?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Amsterdam to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains are there to Cologne from Amsterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Cologne is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne? When does the last train depart from Amsterdam to Cologne?
The earliest train departing from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 04: 38. The last train departing from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 20: 41. You can find the latest Amsterdam to Cologne train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket to Cologne from Amsterdam to get the best deals?
If you purchase Amsterdam to Cologne train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average €25. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Cologne from Amsterdam. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Cologne
Amsterdam Centraal
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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