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From € 19

To Cologne by train

With ICE International

Quickly to the city center

  • From € 19 one-way trip with ICE International
  • Travel time Amsterdam – Cologne 2.38 hrs
  • Board directly, no check-ins
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The earlier you book, the lower the price. The lowest fare from Amsterdam to Cologne is € 19. If the € 19 tickets have run out on a particular time and day, the price will increase to between € 25 and € 72. You pay extra if you want a flexible ticket.

Practical information

To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

Facilities on board

Read more about all the facilities on board, so that you can make your trip as comfortable as possible.
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View the itinerary planner and app

Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
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Free access to the lounges

IIf you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. You also have access to the 1st class lounge of Deutsche Bahn at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, where you can enjoy a free snack and drink (excluding the Supersparpreis rate (Europe) and the Sparpreis Europe rate).

Seat reservation

IIt is not mandatory to reserve a seat with ICE International. We do, however, advise you to do so. You will receive a confirmation of your seat reservation stating the carriage number and seat number.

Seat reservation 1st class

When booking a first class ticket, the seat reservation costs are included in the price of your ticket.

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Engineerings works on bridge Cologne

Until December 2021, work is underway on the bridge at Cologne Hbf station. As a result, some trains do not run directly to Cologne Hbf but to Cologne Messe / Deutz. That station is a 15-minute walk from Cologne Hbf, there is also a metro between the stations.

Travel times to Cologne by train

Route Travel times Transfers Header Header
Amsterdam - Cologne 2.38 hours 0 Content Content
Schiphol - Cologne 2.56 hours 1 Content Content
Rotterdam - Cologne 2.58 hours 1 Content Content
Utrecht - Cologne 2.10 hours 0 Content Content

For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

Prices to Cologne with ICE International

ICE International offers different fare types for your journey. You can choose the Flexpreis, Sparpreis or Supersparpreis Europa rate. Each rate has its own conditions.

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The price depends on

Options flexibility ICE International

Supersparpreis Europa
  • Always the lowest rates
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes and cancellations not possible
Sparpreis Europa
  • Low rates
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes and cancellations possible at a cost
  • City Ticket included*
Flexpreis Europa
  • Can be booked until departure
  • Changes or cancellations free of charge (except for reservation costs)
  • City Ticket included*
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*City Ticket: In a significant number of German cities free tickets from/to station with local transport

Find out everything about ICE International and Intercity Berlin rates here

Book in advance and save money

Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Then choose for a Sparpreis Europa rate: the best rate for the price-conscious travellers. You will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

    Tips to get the best rates

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    Practical information

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    *This price is based on the lowest price from Amsterdam Central Station, one-way, 2nd class,. All rates are subject to availability and applicable fare conditions.