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.
This is the last bus of the day.
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4 h 25 m
6 h 54 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Average bus duration||4 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$19 (€18)|
|Bus companies||Union 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.
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.
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.
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 between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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