Cologne to Rotterdam train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Mar 22

Cheapest

20

Average

35

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
05:57AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h28 09:25AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
201One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:58AMCologne Hbf3h48 07:46AMRotterdam Centraal
4 transfers
241One-way
08:10PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h36 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
401One-way
06:40AMCologne Hbf3h15 09:55AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
451One-way
08:28PMCologne Hbf3h27 11:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
451One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22
03:49AMCologne Hbf3h57 07:46AMRotterdam Centraal
4 transfers
03:58AMCologne Hbf3h48 07:46AMRotterdam Centraal
4 transfers
05:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 08:46AMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
05:57AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h28 09:25AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
06:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 09:46AMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
06:40AMCologne Hbf3h15 09:55AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
08:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 11:46AMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
08:35AMCologne Hbf3h20 11:55AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
09:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 12:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
10:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 01:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
10:40AMCologne Hbf3h15 01:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
11:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 02:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
12:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 03:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
12:41PMCologne Hbf3h14 03:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
01:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 04:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
02:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 05:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
03:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 06:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
04:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 07:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
05:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 08:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
05:46PMCologne Hbf3h09 08:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
06:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 09:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
07:14PMCologne Hbf3h11 10:25PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
07:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 10:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
08:07PMCologne Hbf3h39 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
08:10PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h36 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
08:28PMCologne Hbf3h27 11:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
09:25PMCologne Hbf3h25 12:50AMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers
09:31PMCologne Hbf9h39 07:10AMRotterdam Centraal
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Mar 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 9 m

Average

3 h 12 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

204 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Rotterdam without transferring at least once.

Fastest
05:46PMCologne Hbf3h09 08:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
551One-way
2nd Fastest
07:14PMCologne Hbf3h11 10:25PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
501One-way
12:41PMCologne Hbf3h14 03:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
551One-way
06:40AMCologne Hbf3h15 09:55AMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
451One-way
10:40AMCologne Hbf3h15 01:55PMRotterdam Centraal
1 transfer
501One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€24)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $27 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Rotterdam trains

Travel to Rotterdam from Cologne from $19 (€17) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train 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 train between Cologne and Rotterdam. DB uses different types of trains 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 trains.

    Train from Cologne to Rotterdam

    Trains taking passengers from Cologne to the Dutch port of Rotterdam usually depart from Cologne Central Station. Five to six connections per day start at the Messe/Deutz train station.

    Which train companies travel from Cologne to Rotterdam?

    Travelers can travel by train from Cologne to Rotterdam if they use the Deutsche Bahn connections. Trains from Abellio train run from Duisburg to Arnhem. The Westbahn runs between Mönchengladbach and Venlo.

    How long does the train journey from Cologne to Rotterdam take?

    The fastest train from Cologne to Rotterdam leaves from Messe/Deutz station. With a transfer in Utrecht, passengers need about 3 hours 12 minutes. Other transfer points include Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch and Duisburg

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    How often can you take the train from Cologne to Rotterdam?

    From Cologne there are between 57 and 60 train connections to Rotterdam every weekday. The trains leave the Rhine metropolis up to four times per hour.

    Stations on the line Cologne - Rotterdam?

    Central station Cologne. Directly at the main exit you enter the city center of Cologne. The cathedral is only a few meters away. Several trams and buses stop at the bus station Breslauer Platz/Hbf.

    Hauptbahnhof Rotterdam. The station Rotterdam Centraal borders directly on the pedestrian zone. From here trams, buses and underground trains go to the different city districts.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Rotterdam 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 Cologne to Rotterdam.
    FAQs

    Travel between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands by train is: Unrestricted.

    Can I enter Netherlands from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    All travelers in Netherlands must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

    The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Rotterdam from Cologne as this information can change.

    The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Rotterdam is: Unrestricted.

    Is my return train into Cologne from Rotterdam restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 2/21/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here here.

    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Rotterdam from Cologne for the next 7 days starting from $19 (€17)  one way.
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Rotterdam train price to come in at an average of $27 (€24)  one way.
    The Cologne to Rotterdam train distance is approximately 126 miles (203 km).
    The train time from Cologne to Rotterdam is on average 3 h 15 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Cologne to Rotterdam by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the train between Cologne and Rotterdam, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your journey can end in train stations such as Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

    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 most often arrive at Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (876 m) from this train station to the city center.

    For the best Cologne to Rotterdam train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Cologne to Rotterdam to compare what amenities they may offer.
    You can take the first train from Cologne to Rotterdam at 7: 50 PM. The last train from Cologne to Rotterdam that you can take departs at 7: 50 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Rotterdam schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Rotterdam from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $27 (€24) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

    Cologne
    Rotterdam
    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Rotterdam.
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    Phone Number
    +49 2211411055
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transit options for Köln Hbf
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Amenities at station
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
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    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
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