Rotterdam to Cologne bus

Cheap bus tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 18

Cheapest

21

Average

29

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.

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03:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat4h25 07:40PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 transfers
211One-way
08:12AMRotterdam, Conradstraat9h23 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 transfer
381One-way

Bus schedule from Rotterdam to Cologne

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08:12AMRotterdam, Conradstraat9h23 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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03:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat4h25 07:40PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Bus times from Rotterdam to Cologne

Showing times and prices for May 18

Fastest Journey

4 h 25 m

Average

6 h 54 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

204 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Rotterdam for Cologne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
03:15PMRotterdam, Conradstraat4h25 07:40PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
0 transfers
211One-way
08:12AMRotterdam, Conradstraat9h23 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 transfer
381One-way

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Overview: Bus from Rotterdam to Cologne

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€18)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesUnion Ivkoni International, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Buses from Rotterdam to Cologne cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like Union Ivkoni International, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $13 (€12), but the average price of bus tickets is $19 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus providers: FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Cologne

Travel between Rotterdam and Cologne from $13 (€12) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

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Deutsche Bahn

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $18

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 Rotterdam and Cologne. 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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Cologne from Rotterdam

    Take the bus to Cologne 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 Rotterdam to Cologne.
    FAQs

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

    What is the status of international entry into Germany from Netherlands?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

    When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Rotterdam and Cologne before traveling.

    Return travel from Germany to Netherlands is: Fully open.

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

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

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    Last checked on 5/16/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Rotterdam from Cologne.

    Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Rotterdam to Cologne to cost as little as $13 (€12)  in the next 7 days.
    The bus price to Cologne from Rotterdam is on average $19 (€18)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km)  between Rotterdam and Cologne by bus.
    On average the Rotterdam to Cologne bus travel time is 4 h 25 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few bus stations in Rotterdam to start your route from including Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, P+R Capelsebrug and Rotterdam, Zuidplein. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

    The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center of Rotterdam.

    The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center of Cologne.

    Take the Rotterdam to Cologne bus with Union Ivkoni International, Deutsche Bahn, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route between Rotterdam and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are direct buses from Rotterdam to Cologne, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.   on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The earliest bus departing from Rotterdam to Cologne leaves at 5: 35 AM. The last bus departing from Rotterdam to Cologne leaves at 9: 05 PM. You can find the latest Rotterdam to Cologne bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€18) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Rotterdam to Cologne a few months in advance.

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