There are 6 ways to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly, train  •  2 h

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

$78 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf N61 / ...

$17 - $59

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$56 - $88

Train via Venlo  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo Intercity
  2. Take the train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln Hbf Re / ...

$48 - $78

Train, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Cologne Hbf

$51 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Schiphol Station to Cologne 167.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne is to bus which costs 14€ - 50€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 2 h.

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The distance between Schiphol Station and Cologne is 215 km. The road distance is 268.5 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Schiphol Station to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Schiphol Station to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Koln Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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

You can take a train from Schiphol Station to Cologne via Schiphol Airport and Utrecht Centraal in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Schiphol Station to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 45 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Venlo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mönchengladbach Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Utrecht to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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