How to get from Rotterdam to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Rotterdam to Cologne is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||126 miles (203 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$21 - $23|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $21 (€18) • 4 h 10 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $23 (€20) • 3 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 126 miles (203 km) by bus or train between Rotterdam and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Cologne.
You can travel by bus for as low as $18 (€16). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Rotterdam and Cologne. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.
You can get between Rotterdam and Cologne 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Cologne is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $21 (€18) compared to other travel options to Cologne:
A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train with an average ticket price of $23 (€20) from Rotterdam to Cologne.
The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Rotterdam is by train, which takes on average 3 h 15 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 4 h 10 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 route from Rotterdam to Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Rotterdam to Cologne:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Rotterdam to Cologne with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne.
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