Trains from
Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf

Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 47m
Fare range€10-€180
Distance215km
Train operatorsABR, DB, ERB, NS, SNCB, Thalys
First & last trains
First train departs at06:18
Last train departs at21:18
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 54m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationSchiphol Airport
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Train times for Thu 23 Nov

06:18
09:12
Schiphol Airport
Köln Hbf
2h 54m1 change
06:34
10:15
Schiphol Airport
Köln Hbf
3h 41m1 change
07:48
10:45
Schiphol Airport
Köln Hbf
2h 57m1 change
08:00
12:12
Schiphol Airport
Köln Hbf
4h 12m2 changes
08:18
12:12
Schiphol Airport
Köln Hbf
3h 54m3 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf start at €50.82 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€50.82
14 days
in advance
€81.50
Avg. single price
On the day
€86.04
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf is €9.8. To buy train tickets from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf 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 Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Schiphol Airport and Köln Hbf is 3 hours and 47 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 54 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 35 trains per day travelling from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf. 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 Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf departs at 06:18. The last train from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf departs at 21:18. 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 Schiphol Airport and Köln Hbf?

No, it is not possible to travel from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. To travel from Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf will require a minimum of 1 change. 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 Schiphol Airport?

By train, of course. See trains from Köln Hbf to Schiphol Airport.

  • *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 Schiphol Airport to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 23/11/2017. 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 24/08/2017 for travel on 25/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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