Amsterdam to Cologne Train Tickets



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Think Thalys when planning your next trip from Amsterdam to Cologne by train! You’ll be well at ease aboard a high-speed TGV train as you travel southeast across the scenic Netherlands and into western Germany to reach the captivating city of Cologne. Along the way, sit back, relax and enjoy the convenient services and amenities available to you in either Standard or Comfort Class. Free WiFi internet is provided in all classes on all routes – just one of the perks you’ll get when traveling with Thalys!

On average, two TGV trains make the commute to Cologne each day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both depart from Amsterdam and make a single stop in Brussels before continuing on to Cologne.

In just under 4 hours’ time, you’ll step off the train in central Cologne, the 2000-year-old German city intersected by the Rhine river. The city that introduced the famous perfume is also home to numerous historic landmarks and engaging museums, and host to one of the biggest annual street festivals Europe has to offer. Popular tourist attractions include the towering Cologne Cathedral, the tantalizing Hans Imhoff chocolate museum and the intriguing Cologne Sculpture Park.

Purchase your convenient “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” here, then simply print it out from home after receiving it by email. With ticket in hand, you’re ready to travel from Amsterdam to Cologne by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


There are 2 train departures each day of the week: 11:17am and 5:17pm (except Saturday, when only the morning trip is available)

Travel time

3 hours and 58 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Amsterdam Centraal (Cs), Brussels-Midi/Zuid (change), and Köln Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) in Cologne

Train features

Thalys TGV high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 300km/h
Ticket Fares

The “Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation” is available in adult and child rates, and valid for single trips in either Standard or Comfort Class. Choose one of two ticket fare options:

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Fully Flexible”

Can be exchanged or fully refunded up to 60 days after departure; standard tickets can be fully refunded prior to departure (policy is subject to changes)

“Thalys E-Ticket and Reservation - Semi Flexible”

Can be exchanged up to the departure date; the traveler is required to pay any price difference between the exchanged ticket and the newly purchased ticket; a cancellation fee applies (policy is subject to changes)
Ticket Classes

Comfort 2 (Second Class)

  • Double seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Standard-quality seating
  • Access to purchase items at the Thalys Welcome Bar, serving breakfast, sweet and savory snacks, sandwiches, refreshments, tea and coffee as well as a variety of hot regional dishes
Comfort 2 (Second Class)

Comfort 1 (First Class)

  • Single seat / aisle / double seat layout with added legroom
  • Deluxe seating in a quiet atmosphere
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar
Comfort 1 (First Class)
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are eligible for a reduced fare. Children under the age of 4 who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Spacious, comfortable modern seats
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Individual power outlets for laptops or other personal devices
  • Disability and infant care facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Thalys e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document by email, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Amsterdam to Cologne by train.
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