You can get from Cologne to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Rotterdam on Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$15 - $44|
|Fastest mode||Train • $22 (€20) • 3 h 9 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 126 miles (203 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Cologne and Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cologne to Rotterdam.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry into Netherlands:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your journey to Rotterdam from Cologne.
The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.
There are 4 ways to travel to Rotterdam from Cologne including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Rotterdam from Cologne is by taking a flight with an average price of $15 (€13).
This is compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:
Taking a flight is usually $29 (€26) less than taking a bus to Rotterdam, which costs on average $44 (€39) for the same trip.
A flight is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $22 (€20) from Cologne to Rotterdam.
The fastest way from Cologne to Rotterdam is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 9 min.
There are alternative travel options to Rotterdam that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 10 min on average.
In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km) between Cologne and Rotterdam.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Rotterdam is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cologne to Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Rotterdam:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rotterdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cologne and Rotterdam.
When planning your trip from Cologne to Rotterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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