Duration 3h 4m
Distance 268.3 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne takes 3h 4m and the fastest train takes 3h. 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. Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Cologne
3h 59m
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30€ - 83€

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Cologne train times

Trains run every four hours between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 06:11 in the morning, and the last departure from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is at 18:11 which arrives into Cologne at 21:11. All services require a transfer at Amsterdam Centraal and take an average of 3h 4m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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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 Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Cologne is 215 km. The road distance is 268.3 km.

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 60€ and the journey takes 2h 41m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route every 4 hours.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 60€

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 60€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

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