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Cheapest price€12.95
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day14
bus carriers4
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What is the distance between Amsterdam and Cologne?

The distance between Amsterdam and Cologne is between 268 and 272 kilometers (between 166 and 169 miles), depending on which route you go. All routes travel southeast from The Netherlands into Germany, with long stretches on motorways A2, A3 or A73.

What is the travel time from Amsterdam to Cologne by bus?

Taking a bus from Amsterdam to Cologne can be as fast as 2 hours and 55 minutes, but most bus trips take at least 4 hours with traffic. FlixBus is the fastest, with an average travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes. Ouibus is a bit longer, with an average travel time of 4 hours and 40 minutes. RegioJet Bus tends to take a little longer, with an average travel time of 6 hours and 30 minutes. Union Ivkoni is the slowest of the bunch, with an average travel time of 7 hours and 29 minutes.

What is the earliest bus that goes from Amsterdam to Cologne?

Out of the 16 buses that take this route each day, the earliest bus departs Amsterdam for Cologne at 7:00 am. This first trip of the day is operated by Ouibus, and takes an average of 5 hours as it passes through against morning traffic.

How to book cheap bus tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Amsterdam to Cologne is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Amsterdam to Cologne were €18.16. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average €4.58 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Amsterdam to Cologne?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Amsterdam to Cologne by bus is on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Amsterdam to Cologne has the most daily schedules

On average there are 14 bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most options for departures from Amsterdam to Cologne, with an average of 10 trips per day and 205 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers currently travel from Amsterdam to Cologne. Of the 14 trips there are 13 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Amsterdam to Cologne starts at €19.90.

4 carriers offer Amsterdam to Cologne bus trips

Union Ivkoni

Book Union Ivkoni from Amsterdam to Cologne from €24.66. There are 1 Union Ivkoni schedules from Amsterdam to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €28.98 for a Union Ivkoni ticket to Cologne. In Amsterdam, Union Ivkoni departs to Cologne from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and no other station. In Cologne, Union Ivkoni arrives at Bonn Airport Bus Terminal and no other station.

An average trip on Union Ivkoni from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 7 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Union Ivkoni trip will get you to Cologne in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Union Ivkoni offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €29.65 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Movies
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 26m
Avg. Price
€28.98

RegioJet Bus

Book RegioJet Bus from Amsterdam to Cologne from €12.92. There are 1 RegioJet Bus schedules from Amsterdam to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €17.22 for a RegioJet Bus ticket to Cologne. In Amsterdam, RegioJet Bus departs to Cologne from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and no other station. In Cologne, RegioJet Bus arrives at Bonn Airport Terminal 2 and no other station.

An average trip on RegioJet Bus from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 6 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available RegioJet Bus trip will get you to Cologne in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, RegioJet Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €17.94 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Restroom
WiFi
Newspaper/Magazine
Movies
Snacks
Satellite TV
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
6h 30m
Avg. Price
€17.22

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Amsterdam to Cologne from €12.98. There are 10 FlixBus schedules from Amsterdam to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €19.81 for a FlixBus ticket to Cologne. In Amsterdam, FlixBus departs to Cologne from Sloterdijk Station Piarcoplein and 1 other station. In Cologne, FlixBus arrives at Bonn Airport Terminal 2 and 2 other stations.

An average trip on FlixBus from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 4 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Cologne in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 13 trips per day and you could expect to pay €22.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
4h 11m
Avg. Price
€19.81

Ouibus

Book Ouibus from Amsterdam to Cologne from €16.98. There are 4 Ouibus schedules from Amsterdam to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €17.34 for a Ouibus ticket to Cologne. In Amsterdam, Ouibus departs to Cologne from Sloterdijk Station Piarcoplein and no other station. In Cologne, Ouibus arrives at Köln-Deutz Station and no other station.

An average trip on Ouibus from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 4 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Ouibus trip will get you to Cologne in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Ouibus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €17.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 51m
Avg. Price
€17.34
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Amsterdam. Most bus trips to Cologne will depart from:
  • Sloterdijk Station Piarcoplein
  • Hoogoorddreef 54
  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Bus trips arrive in Cologne at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Amsterdam:
  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Köln-Deutz Station
  • Leverkusen
  • Wickenpfädchen 11
  • Bonn Airport Bus Terminal