Cheap train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne

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How much are train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne?

Lowest Price$22.04
Fastest2h 54m
Daily Schedules29
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Schiphol to Cologne was $43.61. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $13.34 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Schiphol to Cologne? What is the distance between Schiphol to Cologne?

The distance between Schiphol to Cologne is 133.52 miles or 214.82 km. A train trip from Schiphol to Cologne typically takes 4 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Deutsche Bahn. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 54 minutes to get from Schiphol to Cologne.

Going from Schiphol to Cologne by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Schiphol to Cologne are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the most connections between Schiphol to Cologne

Typically there are 29 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Schiphol to Cologne, usually offering 20 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Schiphol to Cologne, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Schiphol to Cologne, which start at $14.31.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Schiphol to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne start from $22.04, and on average cost $55.85. Daily there are 20 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Schiphol leaves from Schiphol (Airport), And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Schiphol to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 54 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $60.26 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 19m
Avg. Price
$55.85

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Schiphol to Cologne start from $22.04, and on average cost $51.86. Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Schiphol leaves from Schiphol (Airport), And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Schiphol to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 54 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $52.46 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
5h 35m
Avg. Price
$51.86

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Schiphol on their way to Cologne. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Schiphol are:
  • Schiphol (Airport)
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Cologne. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Cologne:
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12