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Prices explained

Prices explained

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The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

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30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £12.50
  2. 30 day advance £17.00
  • First train
    06:35
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  1. 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

    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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