Trains from
Cologne to Amsterdam

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Cologne to Amsterdam route details

Route overview

Avg. journey time3h 38m
Trains per day8
Fare range€17-€184

First & last trains

First train departs at03:27
Last train departs at21:52

Fastest journey

Fastest route2h 40m
ChangesDirect

Stations

Origin StationCologne
Destination StationAmsterdam

Train times for Tue 25 Jul

12:41
15:27
Cologne
Amsterdam
2h 46m1 change
12:41
15:28
Cologne
Amsterdam
2h 47mDirect
12:42
16:42
Cologne
Amsterdam
4h 00m1 change
12:49
16:27
Cologne
Amsterdam
3h 38m2 changes
12:52
16:27
Cologne
Amsterdam
3h 35m2 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 €47.31 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€47.31
14 days
in advance
€59.65
Avg. single price
On the day
€67.63
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 €17.2. 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 3 hours and 38 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 43 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 03:27. The last train from Cologne to Amsterdam departs at 21:52. 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Cologne to Amsterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure 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 25/07/2017. 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 27/06/2017 for travel on 01/07/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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