There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Amsterdam 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 47 min

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

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Amsterdam 163.7 miles

$14 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Amsterdam Amstel

$40 - $60

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo Eurobahn / ...
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

$39 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam 164.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  3 h

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

$81 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 3 h 1 min.

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

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The distance between Cologne and Amsterdam is 214 km. The road distance is 263.9 km.

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The train from Koln Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal takes 2 h 47 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Amstel. 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 Koln Hbf and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Amsterdam 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koln Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Amsterdam Amstel
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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