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transportation from amsterdam to cologne

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transportation from amsterdam to cologne

What is the cheapest way? The train fares I am finding seem a bit steep. Am I finding the best fares? We are only wanting to do an overnight trip-Dec 27-28.

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1. Re: transportation from amsterdam to cologne

Well, for those dates, train is the cheapest... Normally there are also coach connection by Eurolines, but i just checked and it seems they are not going on 27th dec.

The cheapest train ticket I could find on www.ns.nl for 27 there and 28 back is 61 euro for an adult. Still too steep? Maybe you didn't "play" with the times trains depart...

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2. Re: transportation from amsterdam to cologne

The cheapest I found was 38 euros going out on most trains apart from the first one on the 27th and coming back on the last one on the 28th. otherwise between 72 & 107 euros.

Strangely I also checked on the German railsite bahn, who actually operate the train and they were more expensive!!

Alternatively hire a car and drive but I would personally take the very comfortable ICE train. The website for the Dutch international site is


Unfortunately only in dutch and not so user friendly. You need to select the destination (besteming) as Keulen HBF

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3. Re: transportation from amsterdam to cologne

it is cheaper to buy the ticket in Centraal station but it takes time. I saved 6 Euros over the web price on bahn.de but I waited 40 minutes. the only thing is that in the station they have more ioptions for you than that web site.

Maybe look into trains in andout of Arnhem, EIjndhoven, or Venlo,for the overnight it may be different and then you can get to Amsterdam on your own.

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