There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport Intercity / ...

52€ - 79€

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Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer 835

18€ - 23€

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Train via Venlo  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo Sneltrein RE13 / ...
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Schiphol Airport Intercity

31€ - 103€

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport 269.9 km

35€ - 55€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS

76€ - 283€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

96€ - 277€

Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CGN - AMS

58€ - 297€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport is to bus which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport. However, there are services departing from Köln Heumarkt and arriving at Schiphol, Airport B8 via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen and Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Schiphol Airport via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Cologne and Schiphol, Airport is 215 km. The road distance is 269.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport without a car is to train which takes 3h and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport, including transfers.

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Cologne to Schiphol, Airport bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to Schiphol, Airport train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport is to train which takes 3h and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 4h 59m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 300€ and takes 5h 36m.

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  • Distance: 215 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Schiphol, Airport, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport via Utrecht Centraal in around 3h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport 6 times a week. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 850€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Venlo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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€ - 5€
Website
eurobahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Cologne to Schiphol, Airport bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer station.

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Cologne to Schiphol, Airport train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Schiphol Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Schiphol, Airport is 270 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Cologne to Schiphol, Airport.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Cologne to Schiphol, Airport train tickets online with RailEurope and RailEurope.

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There are 2518+ hotels available in Schiphol, Airport. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 3€ - 17€.

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