The cheapest buses from Rotterdam to Cologne

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Cheapest

£18

Average

£18

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 Rotterdam to Cologne will cost around £ 18 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.

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15:15Rotterdam, Conradstraat4h25 19:40Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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£181One-way

Timetable Rotterdam to Cologne

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15:15Rotterdam, Conradstraat4h25 19:40Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
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Sun
24 Oct
£47Deutsche Bahn
£49Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£31Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
28 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
29 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
30 Oct
£22Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
31 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
1 Nov
£18Deutsche Bahn
£18STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
2 Nov
£18Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£16STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
4 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
5 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
6 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Tue
9 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Wed
10 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Thu
11 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Fri
12 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
13 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.

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Coach Information to Cologne from Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from Rotterdam to Cologne cover the 126 miles (203 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £23, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Cologne

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn coach tickets between Rotterdam and Cologne from £18 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest coach operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a trip between Rotterdam and Cologne. Find DB coach timetables and tickets for your 126 miles (203 km) journey between Rotterdam and Cologne with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable coach between Rotterdam and Cologne. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of coach types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) coaches. These types of coaches differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, toilets are standard services on these coaches, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain coaches.

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FAQs
Is travel by coach currently allowed from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Rotterdam to Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Cologne to Rotterdam is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany?

Reentry to Netherlands 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?

What are the 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 20/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Cologne to Rotterdam coach here.

What is the cost of cheap coaches from Rotterdam to Cologne?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Cologne from Rotterdam for as little as £18  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Rotterdam to Cologne?
The Rotterdam to Cologne coach ticket price is on average £23  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Rotterdam to Cologne by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Rotterdam and Cologne via coach to be approximately 126 miles (203 km).
How long is the coach journey from Rotterdam to Cologne?
The coach time to Cologne from Rotterdam is on average 4 h 25 min  for the 126 miles (203 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Rotterdam and Cologne by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station in Rotterdam goes to Cologne? Which coach station do I come into Cologne from Rotterdam?

Some of the Rotterdam coach stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station), Rotterdam, Centraal Station and Rotterdam, Westerstraat. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Cologne include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arriving in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and need to travel approximately 8 mile (s) / 13 km from the coach station to the city centre in Cologne.

What coach companies offer a service between Rotterdam and Cologne?
For the journey from Rotterdam to Cologne you can take a coach with Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, RegioJet, Eurolines France or Eurolines Switzerland. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Rotterdam to Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Rotterdam to Cologne direct coaches?
Yes, there are direct coaches to Cologne from Rotterdam, and you can find a direct coach for this route with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.   on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first coach depart from Rotterdam to Cologne? When does the last coach depart from Rotterdam to Cologne?
You can take the first coach from Rotterdam to Cologne at 13: 15   or take the last coach from Rotterdam to Cologne leaving at 14: 15. Look for the latest Rotterdam Cologne coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
How early should I purchase Rotterdam to Cologne coach tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £23 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Rotterdam to Cologne a few months in advance.

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