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Amsterdam to Cologne by train

It takes an average of 18h 40m to travel from Amsterdam to Cologne by train, over a distance of around 522 miles (840 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne and tickets for this journey start from $105.22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 41m
Price$105.22 - $484.80
Distance522 miles (840 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationCologne
Changes3 changes

Amsterdam to Cologne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Cologne for Tuesday Dec 8th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:38 05:19 18h 41m, 5 changes
10:42 05:19 18h 37m, 6 changes
12:38 08:19 19h 41m, 5 changes
12:42 08:19 19h 37m, 6 changes
13:02 08:19 19h 17m, 7 changes
13:03 08:19 19h 16m, 8 changes
14:38 10:19 19h 41m, 8 changes
14:42 10:19 19h 37m, 9 changes
18:38 12:39 18h 01m, 4 changes
18:42 12:39 17h 57m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne start at $105.22 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $462.20.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$324.59
on the day
avg. single price$462.20

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to Cologne

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Cologne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to Cologne take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Cologne is 18 hours and 40 minutes, with around 19 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and Cologne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Cologne is 14 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Cologne cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne can start from as little as $105.22 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Cologne?

No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Cologne. Travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to Cologne leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leave?

The last train from Amsterdam to Cologne leaves at 22:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and Cologne by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Cologne cover a distance of around 522 miles (840 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne to Amsterdam.
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 Amsterdam to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/08/2020. 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 11/12/2020 for travel on 10/25/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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