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Amsterdam to Cologne by train
Fastest journey2hr 32m
Trains per day37
Avg. journey time2hr 58m
Travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Amsterdam to Cologne take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Amsterdam and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Amsterdam to Cologne?
Direct trains from Amsterdam to Cologne have been found.
We usually find around 35 direct trains on the route from Amsterdam to Cologne every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 47 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Cologne?
The Amsterdam to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Amsterdam to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Amsterdam around 06:35 and the last train is around 20:28. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Amsterdam to Cologne train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne are $21.20.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $30, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Amsterdam to Cologne train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Amsterdam to Cologne by train.
Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Amsterdam to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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ICE or Intercity
It is an easy cross-border hop by train from Amsterdam to Cologne. The route runs south-east from Amsterdam and then follows the Rhine Valley upstream across the German border.
Amsterdam to Cologne
The direct trains to Cologne all leave from Amsterdam Centraal station. Most of the trains on this route are ICE services operated jointly by the Dutch and German rail administrations. In addition to the ICEs, you’ll also find an occasional German Intercity train plying the route. Trains make four or five stops along the way. In Cologne you’ll arrive at Hauptbahnhof station, which is right in the city centre next to the celebrated cathedral.
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