Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Cheapest

$23

Average

$49

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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03:44AMCologne Hbf4h32 08:16AMRotterdam Centraal
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$231One-way
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03:44AMCologne Hbf4h24 08:08AMRotterdam Centraal
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$231One-way
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09:09AMCologne Hbf3h37 12:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$301One-way
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08:11PMCologne Hbf3h35 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$301One-way
09:17AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h29 12:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$331One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Rotterdam

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03:44AMCologne Hbf4h32 08:16AMRotterdam Centraal
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03:44AMCologne Hbf4h24 08:08AMRotterdam Centraal
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05:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 08:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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06:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 09:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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07:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 10:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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07:39AMCologne Hbf3h31 11:10AMRotterdam Centraal
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07:39AMCologne Hbf3h29 11:08AMRotterdam Centraal
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08:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 11:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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09:09AMCologne Hbf3h37 12:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:17AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h29 12:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:39AMCologne Hbf3h31 01:10PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:39AMCologne Hbf3h29 01:08PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:42AMCologne Hbf3h28 01:10PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:42AMCologne Hbf3h26 01:08PMRotterdam Centraal
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10:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 01:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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11:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 02:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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12:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 03:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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12:30PMCologne Hbf3h38 04:08PMRotterdam Centraal
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12:30PMCologne Hbf3h40 04:10PMRotterdam Centraal
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01:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 04:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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02:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 05:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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02:30PMCologne Hbf3h38 06:08PMRotterdam Centraal
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02:30PMCologne Hbf3h40 06:10PMRotterdam Centraal
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03:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 06:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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03:43PMCologne Hbf4h06 07:49PMRotterdam Centraal
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03:43PMCologne Hbf4h03 07:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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04:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 07:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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05:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 08:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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05:47PMCologne Hbf3h23 09:10PMRotterdam Centraal
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05:47PMCologne Hbf3h21 09:08PMRotterdam Centraal
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06:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 09:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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07:10PMCologne Hbf3h28 10:38PMRotterdam Centraal
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07:10PMCologne Hbf3h45 10:55PMRotterdam Centraal
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07:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 10:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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07:59PMCologne Hbf3h47 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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08:11PMCologne Hbf3h35 11:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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09:25PMCologne Hbf3h30 12:55AMRotterdam Centraal
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09:44PMCologne Hbf9h26 07:10AMRotterdam Centraal
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10:15PMCologne Hbf9h31 07:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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Dec 5
$45Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
Mon
Dec 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 7
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Dec 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Fri
Dec 10
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Dec 11
$30Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
Dec 12
$23Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
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Dec 13
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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$14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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$23Deutsche Bahn
$14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Dec 16
$23Deutsche Bahn
$14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
Dec 17
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Dec 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
Dec 19
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Mon
Dec 20
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
Dec 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
Dec 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Thu
Dec 23
$23Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
Fri
Dec 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
Sat
Dec 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$37Flixbus

Fastest train times from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Fastest Journey

3 h 21 m

Average

3 h 51 m

Trains per day

39

Distance

204 km

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

Fastest
11:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 02:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$541One-way
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07:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 10:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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$541One-way
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10:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 01:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$541One-way
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05:25AMCologne Hbf3h21 08:46AMRotterdam Centraal
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$541One-way
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02:25PMCologne Hbf3h21 05:46PMRotterdam Centraal
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$541One-way

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Train Information from Cologne to Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€22)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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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Deutsche Bahn Cologne – Rotterdam

Find the best trains from Cologne to Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $23 (€19). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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If you're looking for cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Rotterdam, check out Omio! With one-way Cologne to Rotterdam train ticket prices starting as low as $23 (€19) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Rotterdam from Cologne by showing you the latest Deutsche Bahn offers, train schedules and tickets for this 126 miles (203 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Deutsche Bahn. If you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Rotterdam in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Cologne to Rotterdam on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Deutsche Bahn so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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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.

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Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam
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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Cologne to Rotterdam?

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

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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

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

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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:

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

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.

How much are cheap trains between Cologne and Rotterdam?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Rotterdam to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam?
The train price from Cologne to Rotterdam is on average $27 (€22)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Cologne to Rotterdam by train?
The train distance from Cologne to Rotterdam is around 126 miles (203 km).
What is the Cologne to Rotterdam train travel time?
The train time from Cologne to Rotterdam is on average 3 h 35 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Rotterdam from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Cologne to Rotterdam do I depart from? Which Rotterdam train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Rotterdam located?

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.

What train companies offer a service from Cologne to Rotterdam?
Take the Cologne to Rotterdam train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Cologne and Rotterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Rotterdam?
The first Cologne to Rotterdam train departs at 5: 45 AM   and the last train from Cologne to Rotterdam leaves at 10: 13 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Cologne to Rotterdam on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the Cologne to Rotterdam train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains between Cologne and Rotterdam to cost on average $27 (€22) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Rotterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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Bus lines: 172, 173
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