The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
3 h 14 m
3 h 34 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for Rotterdam Centraal every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||126 miles (204 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 14 min|
|Average train ticket price||$26 (€23)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn, Flixtrain or National Express|
Trains from Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal cover the 126 miles (204 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 14 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn, Flixtrain or National Express. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $26 (€23), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
Find the best trains to Rotterdam Centraal from Cologne Hbf with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and National Express from $23 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal train.
Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal train information with Deutsche Bahn:
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train from Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
Cologne Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal train information with National Express:
Travel between Cologne Hbf, Germany and Rotterdam Centraal, Netherlands by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam Centraal from Cologne Hbf before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rotterdam Centraal to Cologne Hbf is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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 train to Cologne Hbf from Rotterdam Centraal here.
Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Rotterdam Centraal most often arrive at Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from this train station to the city center.
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