Cologne to Rotterdam bus

Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam

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26

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26

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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261One-way

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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Bus times from Cologne to Rotterdam

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Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

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4 h 10 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

204 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cologne for Rotterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€23)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesEurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Buses from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 10 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $26 (€23), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€14). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).

Bus providers: FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Rotterdam

FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn buses will get you to Rotterdam from Cologne from $16 (€14). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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Deutsche Bahn

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your bus between Cologne and Rotterdam. DB uses different types of buses such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain buses.

      Buses Cologne to Rotterdam

      Travelling by bus from Germany to Holland is the most popular way for many travellers to travel between the two countries. In this way you not only reach your destination quickly and easily, but also see as much of the track as possible. On the Cologne - Rotterdam bus route, a distinction must be made between buses and trains. The railway, for example, only offers a combination of train and buses. There are many connections to both variants every day. The two options hardly differ in time either.

      Which bus companies travel from Cologne to Rotterdam?

      Deutsche Bahn regularly offers a train and bus connection for the route. The first section is completed by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf, from there it continues by bus to Rotterdam. The bus company Eurolines operates the connection Cologne - Rotterdam bus directly with the buses. Every day, travelers have several options from both companies.

      How long does the bus journey from Cologne to Rotterdam take?

      The direct journey Cologne-Rotterdam bus with Eurolines takes at least 4 hours. For a stopover in Brussels or Düsseldorf (also with Eurolines) the time increases to 7 hours or more. It's faster with the Deutsche Bahn, which can cover the distance by train and bus in just 3:30 am.

      How often can you take the bus from Cologne to Rotterdam?

      Both Deutsche Bahn and Eurolines offer several connections every day for Cologne - Rotterdam bus. In total, travellers can find at least 10 connections per day for this route. The first connections can already be found at 2:30 in the morning. There are more buses and trains all day long, until late in the evening.

      Bus stations on the line Cologne - Rotterdam?

      At which bus station does the bus depart from in Cologne? Eurolines buses always depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport. The airport is about 12 kilometres outside of Cologne and can be reached by S-Bahn (line 13) in about 15 minutes. If you choose the Deutsche Bahn option, you must first take a train from Cologne Central Station to Düsseldorf. The main railway station is located directly in the city centre next to the Cologne Cathedral.

      At which bus station does the bus arrive in Rotterdam? If you travel with Eurolines buses, you arrive in Rotterdam at the Conradstraat bus station. This is located directly next to the main railway station, where the Deutsche Bahn buses arrive. Rotterdam's train station is centrally located in the city centre. From here you can reach most hotels within 10 to 15 minutes by taxi or even on foot.

      Travel Tips: Bus to Rotterdam from Cologne

      Travel Tips: Take the bus to Rotterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Rotterdam.
      FAQs

      Travel between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands by bus is: Unrestricted.

      Can I enter Netherlands from Germany?

      International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

      Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Cologne?

      Conditions of entry:

      • There are no current restrictions

      What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

      All travelers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

      • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
      • Face mask: Recommended

      The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Rotterdam from Cologne as this information can change.

      The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Rotterdam to Cologne is: Unrestricted

      Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Netherlands?

      Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

      Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Rotterdam?

      What are the requirements?

      • There are no current restrictions

      What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

      The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

      • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
      • Face mask: Mandatory

      Last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Cologne from Rotterdam here.

      Bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $16 (€14)  one way in the next 7 days.
      The Cologne to Rotterdam bus ticket price is on average $26 (€23)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
      When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to Rotterdam by bus to be approximately 126 miles (203 km).
      While the time it takes to travel 126 miles (203 km) from Cologne to Rotterdam can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Rotterdam bus journey time is on average 4 h 10 min.

      When departing from Cologne, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). When arriving in Rotterdam, you can end your journey in bus stations like Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, P+R Capelsebrug and Rotterdam, Zuidplein.

      Omio customers book a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof)   to Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station)   most frequently for this route.

      You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), located approximately 8.1 miles (13.1 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Rotterdam, called Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

      For the best Cologne to Rotterdam bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurolines France, Union Ivkoni International, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services from Cologne to Rotterdam to compare what amenities they may offer.
      Yes, you can find a direct bus between Cologne and Rotterdam with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.   on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
      The first Cologne to Rotterdam bus departs at 2: 45 PM   and the last bus from Cologne to Rotterdam leaves at 2: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cologne to Rotterdam on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      The price of a one way bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam is on average $26 (€23) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets to Rotterdam from Cologne available a few months in advance.

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