The cheapest buses from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Oct 27

Cheapest

$25

Average

$28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam will cost around $ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.

Cheapest
08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$251One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:22PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 10:10PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
1 changes
$321One-way

Timetable Cologne to Rotterdam

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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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12:22PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 10:10PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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Tue
Oct 26
$37Deutsche Bahn
$32BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Oct 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$25STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Oct 29
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$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Oct 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 31
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$23Deutsche Bahn
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$23Deutsche Bahn
$22STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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$23Deutsche Bahn
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Nov 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$23Deutsche Bahn
$22STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Nov 7
$23Deutsche Bahn
$15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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$23Deutsche Bahn
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Nov 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$23Deutsche Bahn
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Nov 11
$19Deutsche Bahn
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Nov 12
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$23Deutsche Bahn
$22STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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The fastest buses from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Oct 27

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

6 h 59 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

204 km

Of the 2 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.

These direct buses cover the 204 km distance in an average of 6 h 59 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
0 changes
$251One-way
2nd Fastest
12:22PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 10:10PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
1 changes
$321One-way

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Bus Information from Cologne to Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€21)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France

Buses from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long route taking on average 4 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $24 (€20), but the average price of bus tickets is $26 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).

Bus companies

Bus from Cologne to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $24 (€20) you can travel by bus from Cologne to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) makes German bus travel easy! Find Deutsche Bahn bus schedules and cheap tickets for the 126 miles (203 km) journey from Cologne to Rotterdam with Omio. Choose from Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares for your journey between Cologne and Rotterdam if you’re looking for the best deals on affordable bus tickets. Deutsche Bahn even offers discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use on Omio.

As the main provider of bus services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 bus journeys per day, DB offers a range of bus types to suit you with the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the express national and international Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) buses, and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) buses. These different types of buses differ in terms of the comfort and time required to travel. For example, while restrooms are standard services on each bus, other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi access 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.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands allowed?

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

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 10/24/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Netherlands by bus?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Rotterdam?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

Last checked on 10/25/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Rotterdam.

How much does a cheap bus between Cologne and Rotterdam cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Cologne and Rotterdam for the next 7 days starting from $24 (€20)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket to Rotterdam from Cologne?
If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Rotterdam bus to cost on average $26 (€21)  one way.
How far is Cologne to Rotterdam by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Rotterdam by bus to be approximately 126 miles (203 km).
What is the Cologne to Rotterdam bus travel time?
On average the Cologne to Rotterdam bus time is 4 h 10 min  covering the 126 miles (203 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Cologne and arrival bus station in Rotterdam?

Some of the Cologne bus stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, Centraal Station and Rotterdam, Westerstraat.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).

Where is the departure bus station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival bus station in Rotterdam located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival bus station, Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Rotterdam.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Cologne to Rotterdam?
When taking a bus from Cologne to Rotterdam, you can count on Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France for the best way to get you to Rotterdam. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Cologne and Rotterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Rotterdam?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Cologne to Rotterdam on Omio with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
When is the earliest bus from Cologne to Rotterdam? When is the last bus from Cologne to Rotterdam?
You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Rotterdam at 6: 05 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Rotterdam leaving at 8: 59 AM. Look for the latest Cologne to Rotterdam bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam for the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€21) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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