There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf ICE International

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Cologne 161.8 miles

$19 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf

$40 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne 162.9 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$81 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Cologne is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Cologne is 214 km. The road distance is 260.6 km.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf takes 2 h 35 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Amstel and arriving at Cologne Hbf. Services depart four times a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Koln Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Cologne is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Amsterdam to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Amsterdam to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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