The cheapest buses from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£18

Average

£20

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 £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

Cheapest
08:05Köln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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£181One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 22:10Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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£231One-way

Timetable Cologne to Rotterdam

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08:05Köln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 22:10Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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The fastest buses from Cologne to Rotterdam

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 10 m

Average

6 h 59 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

204 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Cologne for Rotterdam every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 204 km distance in an average of 6 h 59 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:05Köln, Köln Bonn Airport4h10 12:15Rotterdam, Conradstraat
0 changes
£181One-way
2nd Fastest
12:22Köln, Köln Bonn Airport9h48 22:10Rotterdam, Conradstraat
1 changes
£231One-way

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Coach Information from Cologne to Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£18 (€20)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France

Coaches from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).

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Coach from Cologne to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn

Travel between Cologne and Rotterdam from £18 with Omio’s coach partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

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Official Deutsche Bahn tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam are available on Omio! Germany's largest railway operator offers high-quality services from Cologne to Rotterdam to cover the 126 miles (203 km) trip, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB coaches from Cologne to Rotterdam on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey from Cologne to Rotterdam with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of coach types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect coach type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed coaches, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international coaches, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) coaches.

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Buses from Cologne to Rotterdam
Take the bus 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
Is cross-border travel by coach between Cologne, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands allowed?

Travel by coach 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 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Cologne and Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return coach to Cologne, Germany from Rotterdam is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into Cologne from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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:

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

Last checked on 25/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Cologne from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap coach between Cologne and Rotterdam cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Cologne to Rotterdam to cost as little as £18  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Rotterdam from Cologne?
If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Rotterdam coach to cost on average £18  one way.
What is the distance between Cologne and Rotterdam by coach?
You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km)  to Rotterdam from Cologne by coach.
What is the average Cologne to Rotterdam coach duration?
On average the Cologne to Rotterdam coach time is 4 h 10 min  covering the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Cologne to Rotterdam do I depart from? Which Rotterdam coach station from Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Rotterdam you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, Centraal Station and Rotterdam, Westerstraat.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).

Where is the coach station in Cologne to go to Rotterdam? Where is the coach station in Rotterdam located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival coach station, Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Rotterdam.

Which coach companies can take me to Rotterdam from Cologne?
If you're looking for coaches from Cologne to Rotterdam, you can rely on Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines Switzerland or Eurolines France to get you to Rotterdam. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cologne to Rotterdam route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first coach depart from Cologne to Rotterdam? When does the last coach depart from Cologne to Rotterdam?
You can take the first coach from Cologne to Rotterdam at 06: 05   or take the last coach from Cologne to Rotterdam leaving at 08: 59. Look for the latest Cologne Rotterdam coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
When should I buy Cologne Rotterdam coach tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam is on average £18 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Rotterdam from Cologne available a few months in advance.

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