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

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Train via Arnhem

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leverkusen

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Sloterdijk to Cologne

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

Sloterdijk to Cologne by train

The train journey time between Sloterdijk and Cologne is around 4h 21m and covers a distance of around 262 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 4m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Sloterdijk to Cologne train service departs from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically 121 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 44m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
4h 21m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 4m
Train distance:
262 km
Trains per week:
121
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:15
Last train departs at:
23:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sloterdijk to Cologne train schedules

Departing Saturday, September 25, 2021

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The most affordable way to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne is to bus, which costs €15 - €18 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sloterdijk to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sloterdijk to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Arnhem Centraal and Duesseldorf Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Sloterdijk and Cologne is 217 km. The road distance is 266.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne without a car is to train via Arnhem which takes 3h 40m and costs €30 - €140.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne, including transfers.

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Sloterdijk to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Sloterdijk to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne is to train via Arnhem which takes 3h 40m and costs €30 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €18 and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Sloterdijk to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 217.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

You can take a train from Sloterdijk to Cologne via Arnhem Centraal, Düsseldorf Hbf, and Duesseldorf Hbf in around 3h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leverkusen once daily. Tickets cost €15 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 45m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€25 - €35
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €60
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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

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Sloterdijk to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen station.

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Sloterdijk to Cologne train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sloterdijk to Cologne is 267 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Sloterdijk to Cologne.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Sloterdijk to Cologne train tickets online with Omio.

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The best way to get from Sloterdijk to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs €5 - €13.

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