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Route overview
Avg. journey time16h 57m
Fare range€77.00 - €485.00
Distance840km
Train operatorsABR, SBB CFF FFS, DB, erb, Meridian, Trenord
First & last trains
First train departs at05:25
Last train departs at21:49
Fastest journey
Fastest route14h 05m
Changes2 changes
Stations
Origin StationCologne
Destination StationAmsterdam

Cologne to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Amsterdam for Tuesday 26th Mar 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:22
05:40
Cologne
Amsterdam
19h 18m
4 changes
12:44
07:57
Cologne
Amsterdam
19h 13m
8 changes
12:44
08:27
Cologne
Amsterdam
19h 43m
7 changes
13:22
07:57
Cologne
Amsterdam
18h 35m
9 changes
13:22
08:27
Cologne
Amsterdam
19h 05m
8 changes

Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and Thello trains from Cologne to Amsterdam

You can travel from Cologne to Amsterdam on Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and Thello trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h. The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam

Train tickets from Cologne to Amsterdam start at €76.60 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 €281.77.
lowest price found
from76.60
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price178.07
0.14285714285714285 weeksin advance
avg. single price274.54
on the day
avg. single price281.77

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 Cologne to Amsterdam 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

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

The average journey time between Cologne and Amsterdam is 16 hours and 57 minutes and the fastest journey time is 14 hours and 5 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 28 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 21:49. 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 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Cologne.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / 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 26/03/2019. 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 02/10/2018 for travel on 07/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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