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Train Information between Cologne and Rotterdam

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam cover the 126 miles (203 km) long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £23, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Train companies

Train between Cologne and Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as £17 you can travel by train between Cologne and Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Cologne to Rotterdam in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip from Cologne to Rotterdam on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Cologne to Rotterdam is 126 miles (203 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Rotterdam
Travel by train 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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Rotterdam from Cologne?

Travel by train 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 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Cologne to Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

Is my return train 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 16/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Rotterdam from Cologne?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Rotterdam from Cologne to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to Rotterdam train prices are on average £23  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Rotterdam by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cologne and Rotterdam via train to be approximately 126 miles (203 km).
How long does it take from Cologne to Rotterdam by train?
On average the Cologne to Rotterdam train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 126 miles (203 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Cologne to Rotterdam train leave from? Which Rotterdam train station do I come into from Cologne?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.

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

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Rotterdam? Where is the Rotterdam train station?

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

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

What train companies go from Cologne to Rotterdam?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Rotterdam, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Rotterdam. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Rotterdam journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Cologne to Rotterdam? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Cologne to Rotterdam at 06: 42   or take the last train from Cologne to Rotterdam leaving at 23: 10. Look for the latest Cologne Rotterdam train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Rotterdam from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £23 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Rotterdam
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Rotterdam.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19