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Duration 2h 56m
Distance 268.2 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average train between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne takes 2h 56m and the fastest train takes 2h 49m. The train service runs several times per day from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Schiphol Airport
  2. Utrecht Centraal
  3. Cologne
3h 44m
31€ - 69€

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne train times

Trains run three times a day between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 06:19 in the morning, and the last departure from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is at 18:19 which arrives into Cologne at 21:08. All services require a transfer at Utrecht Centraal and take an average of 2h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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It is 215 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne. It is approximately 268.2 km to drive.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne?

You can take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne via Utrecht Centraal in around 3h 44m.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€

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