Trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

Route overview
Avg. journey time15h 38m
Fare range€67-€375
Distance840km
Train operatorsABR, ALSA, SBB CFF FFS, DB, ERB, eurolines_france, idbus, NS, SNCB, TGV Lyria, Thalys, Thello,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:25
Last train departs at20:44
Fastest journey
Fastest route13h 39m
Changes3 changes
Stations
Origin StationCologne
Destination StationAmsterdam

Train times for Wed 24 Jan

05:25
20:05
Cologne
Amsterdam
14h 40m10 changes
06:58
20:42
Cologne
Amsterdam
13h 44m6 changes
07:35
22:26
Cologne
Amsterdam
14h 51m3 changes
08:44
23:56
Cologne
Amsterdam
15h 12m3 changes
09:22
23:56
Cologne
Amsterdam
14h 34m5 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Cologne to Amsterdam start at €189.03 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€189.03
14 days
in advance
€284.80
Avg. single price
On the day
€303.82
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Cologne to Amsterdam is €66.6. To buy train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam by train?

The average journey time between Cologne and Amsterdam is 15 hours and 38 minutes and the fastest journey time is 13 hours and 39 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Amsterdam. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Cologne to Amsterdam?

The first train from Cologne to Amsterdam departs at 05:25. The last train from Cologne to Amsterdam departs at 20:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Cologne and Amsterdam?

No, it is not possible to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam without having to change trains. To travel from Cologne to Amsterdam will require a minimum of 3 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Cologne?

By train, of course. See trains from Amsterdam to Cologne.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/01/2018. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/11/2017 for travel on 17/11/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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