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There are 8 ways to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 34 min

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

$59 - $96

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Train via Venlo  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
  3. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf S11 / ...

$40 - $70

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel to Cologne Hbf

$45 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Schiphol Station to Cologne 168.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$89 - $287

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 29 min

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

$59 - $254

Fly to Brussels, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$97 - $317

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

$93 - $301

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The cheapest way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schiphol Station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Schiphol, Schipholgebouw and arriving at Cologne Hbf via Amsterdam, Station Zuid and Amsterdam Amstel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Schiphol Station and Cologne is 215 km. The road distance is 269 km.

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The best way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne, including transfers.

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Schiphol Station to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Amsterdam Amstel station.

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The best way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne is to train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 5 h 31 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Schiphol Station to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Cologne Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Schiphol Station to Cologne via Schiphol, Handelskade, Schiphol, Airport, Schiphol Airport, and Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Schiphol Station 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
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Train operators
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.de
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol Station to Cologne is 269 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Schiphol Station to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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