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.
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4 h 10 m
6 h 59 m
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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.
|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 10 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$26 (€21)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, 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).
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by bus between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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
Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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).
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.
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