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Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Hello ,

I will visit Amsterdam at the beginning of february for a week and from there i will travel to Cologne .

I checked online and saw that there are few different sites that offer train tickets to cologne and im not sure whats the best option.

Which train company offer the fastest and best way to get to cologne?

Thanks in advance

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Amsterdam, The...
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1. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml run the trains. That is the offical site of the German rail network. Best to book there.

You can only book from 12 weeks in advance though

Tel Aviv, Israel
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2. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Thank you very much RonaldoC :)

Nijmegen, The...
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3. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

There is only one train company running trains between Amsterdam and Cologne. Ronaldo gave you the link. For dates after the 9th if December booking opens up somewhere this week. From then on you can book anything up to 90 days in advance.

But through bahn.de and buy through bahn.de. not through any other supplier.

Edited: 16 October 2017, 16:43
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4. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

I thought advance bookings now open at -180 days rather than -90 (except at this time of year when the timetables haven't been finalised). Or was I dreaming?

New York City, New...
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5. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

You are not dreaming, although at the moment bookings are limited to a date in December until the new schedules are released (in the next few days).

Kerikeri, New...
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6. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Book as suggested above. I have travelled from Amsterdam to Cologne many times and it is best to book as soon as you can as fares do change!

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

All bookings for dates beyond Dec10th opens today...

Kerikeri, New...
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8. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

I did a dummy booking for may but it says no special rates available. Too early i guess.

Jensen Beach...
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9. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Will be taking the train to Cologne from Amsterdam to visit the Cathedral in May. Which train station is closest to the Cathedral?

Is there easy transportation to the Cathedral? or just take a taxi. There will be 4 of us. Thanks so much!

Europe
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10. Re: Transportation from Amsterdam to Cologne

Köln hbf (Haubtbahnhof) is right next door.

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