Fastest journey2hr 35m
It is an easy cross-border hop by train from Amsterdam to Cologne. The route runs south-east from Amsterdam and then follows the Rhine Valley upstream across the German border. With a choice of six to eight direct trains each day (depending on the day of the week), you’ll normally find a train to suit your schedule. The journey takes under three hours.
Tickets for the journey from Amsterdam to Cologne go on sale three months prior to travel. That’s the time to book if you are keen to get the best fares.
Amsterdam to Cologne
The direct trains to Cologne all leave from Amsterdam Centraal station. Most of the trains on this route are ICE services operated jointly by the Dutch and German rail administrations. In addition to the ICEs, you’ll also find an occasional German Intercity train plying the route. Trains make four or five stops along the way. In Cologne you’ll arrive at Hauptbahnhof station, which is right in the city centre next to the celebrated cathedral.
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