Travel from Köln to AMS

Flight
$244
4h 36min
413 lb of CO2

Köln airport Flights

There are 1 airports — CGN — that make sense to fly out of from Köln and 2 airports — AMS, RTM — to access AMS. The best deals are usually found by flying out of CGN.

Train
$54
6h 14min
69 lb of CO2
Bus
$46
5h 14min
29 lb of CO2
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Drive
$18
2h 33min
29 lb of CO2

Drive from Köln airport

It's 134 miles between Köln to AMS. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 33min and 2h 41min from Köln to AMS under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 48min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to AMS by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $18.

What is the best way to travel from Köln to AMS?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Köln to AMS. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Köln to AMS?

On your trip from Köln to AMS, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train. Shuttle service may be available to AMS. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Köln to AMS Amsterdam - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Köln to AMS. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to AMS is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Köln/AMS buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Köln is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Köln North Rhine-Westphalia and AMS during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Köln to AMS? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of AMS traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to AMS is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Köln to AMS?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Köln to AMS is by bus. The bus costs $35 roughly and will take 4 hours 17 minutes.

Is there a train from Köln to AMS?

Yes, trains between Köln area and AMS, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 6 hours 16 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Köln, which is about 0 miles from Köln. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Bordet Evere, Meiser Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek Ville de Bruxelles - Stad Brussel.

How long does it take from Köln to AMS by car?

The total distance between Köln and AMS is 134 miles and will take you about 2 hours 33 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $18.

Köln to AMS Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $35
Fastest Way Bus — 4h 17min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 24 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 133 miles
Travel Companies Nederlandse, SNCB

Travel companies on this route

Nederlandse
Train company
38876 routes
SNCB
Train company
34380 routes