You can get from Rotterdam to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Rotterdam to Cologne on Sep 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$47 - $60|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $47 (€44) • 4 h 25 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $53 (€49) • 2 h 56 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 126 miles (203 km) to Cologne from Rotterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 56 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€44). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Cologne.
Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of entry into Germany:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 9/25/22. 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 from Rotterdam to Cologne.
Return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Requirements for reentering Netherlands:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 9/26/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Rotterdam from Cologne.
There are 4 travel options from Rotterdam to Cologne: bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Cologne is by taking a bus with an average price of $47 (€44).
This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:
Taking a bus is usually $13 (€12) less than taking a flight to Cologne, which costs on average $60 (€56) for the same trip.
A bus is $5 (€5) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Rotterdam to Cologne costing on average $53 (€49).
The quickest way to travel from Rotterdam to Cologne is by train, which takes on average 2 h 56 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 25 min on average.
In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.
The Rotterdam to Cologne distance is around 126 miles (203 km).
The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rotterdam and Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rotterdam to Cologne:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Rotterdam to Cologne with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
Before traveling from Rotterdam to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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