Trains Amsterdam to Cologne

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Trains Amsterdam <> Cologne 

Booking horizon  6 months
Duration 02h40
Distance  239km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Amsterdam 00h33
Last train Amsterdam 22h48
First train Cologne 03h27
Last train Cologne 21h49
Trains per day 8
Train company Deutsche Bahn / NS
Station Amsterdam Amsterdam Centraal
Station Cologne Köln Hbf


Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from Amsterdam to Cologne

The first train leaves at 00h33 from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf, the last train leaves at 22h48. The journey time is 2 hours and 40 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 8 trains run between Amsterdam and Cologne. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne!

Costs / Prices 

If you book early the cheapest fares for trains from Amsterdam to Cologne start at € 19. If you wait to the last moment ticket prices rise to app. € 65

Sleeper / Overnight trains 

There are no night trains running anymore between Amsterdam and Cologne.  


The route from Amsterdam to Cologne is completely through flat land, mainly farmland and urban areas.  

Travel by ICE International

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

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Amsterdam Centraal - Info

Railway station Amsterdam, Amsterdam Central

Amsterdam Centraal is the name of the main station in Amsterdam and is located in the centre. You can walk from the station to the canals, Dam Square and to other major attractions.

If you want to go to the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh museum which are located at the other side of the centre you can walk for of about 30 minutes, take a tram or the newly opened underground. You can also easily rent a bike. 


  • Wifi: yes, available throughout the station
  • Lockers: yes, available 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, but not recommended! (Park your car for free at Diemen or Halfweg station) 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes (to the Dam, the central square) 
  • Bike: OV Bike
  • Subway:  2 minutes to the Rokin stop. It's superfast.
  • Tram: 10 minutes
  • Bus: don't take it. It's not going to the centre.
  • Taxi: yes. Including Uber.


Amsterdam Centraal - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Amsterdam Central Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Amsterdam Centraal - Trains to Amsterdam

Ibis Styles Amsterdam Central Station***

Right next to the station. Basic, but very convenient and affordable.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Amsterdam Centraal - Trains to Amsterdam

Hotel Westcord City Centre***

Five minutes from the Amsterdam Central station by foot. Comfortable and clean. Good rates seen the location in the heart of the city.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

Amsterdam Centraal - Trains to Amsterdam

Hotel Victoria****

Super-centrally located hotel, opposite the train station. Built in the 19th century, recently renovated.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Amsterdam Centraal - Rental Cars

Rent a cheap car at Amsterdam Central train station

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Rental Cars

Three rental car companies at the station. Sixt, Alamo and Enterprise.   

Köln Hbf - Info

Railway Station Cologne

The main station in Cologne is Köln Hauptbahnhof. The station is located next to the Dom, the beautiful cathedral of Cologne. The centre is at a walking distance. The train enters the station after a long travers along the long and impressive Hohenzollernbrücke over the Rhine.  


  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 5 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: possible, best to walk 
  • Taxi: yes

Köln Hbf - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Koln Hbf Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Koln Hbf - Trains to Cologne

Savoy Hotel****

5 minutes by foot from the station. Classic, modern, stylish. Very high ratings.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Cheap hotels near Koln Hbf - Trains to Cologne

Ibis Hotel Köln am Dom***

Next to the train station and the Dom. Perfect location. Fine hotel with good ratings.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

Cheap hotels near Koln Hbf - Trains to Cologne

TRYP by Windham Koln City Centre****

Convenient 4-star hotel, 300 meters from the station.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Köln Hbf - Rental cars

Cheap rental cars at Koln Hbf train station

Cheap rental cars near Koln Hauptbahnhof - Rent a car in Cologne

Rental Cars

3 rental car companies: Avis, Flizzr, Sixt.