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 $ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Rotterdam without transferring at least once.
|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||$27 (€22)|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $27 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by train 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 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train 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 12/5/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Rotterdam.
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 route 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.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne.
The most popular arrival train station, Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city center of Rotterdam.
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