Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne

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How much are train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne?

Lowest Price$22.20
Fastest2h 44m
Daily Schedules143
train companies3
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Rotterdam to Cologne was $44.64. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 5 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.09 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Rotterdam to Cologne?

The distance between Rotterdam and Cologne is approximately 126.89 miles, or 204.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 44 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Rotterdam to Cologne?

On Sunday trains from Rotterdam to Cologne are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the most connections between Rotterdam to Cologne

Typically there are 143 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Rotterdam to Cologne, usually offering 112 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Rotterdam to Cologne, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne, which start at $13.20.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Rotterdam to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne start from $22.15, and on average cost $46.72. Daily there are 112 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Rotterdam leaves from Rotterdam Blaak and 5 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Rotterdam to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 44 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 142 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $46.54 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 28m
Avg. Price
$46.72

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne start from $50.09, and on average cost $50.09. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity-Express in Rotterdam leaves from Rotterdam Noord, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Rotterdam to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 9 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 44 minutes.

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Avg. Time
9h 51m
Avg. Price
$50.09

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Rotterdam to Cologne start from $38.93, and on average cost $54.81. Daily there are 30 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Rotterdam leaves from Rotterdam Noord and 5 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Rotterdam to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 44 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 33 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $54.76 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 40m
Avg. Price
$54.81

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 different stations that serve train trips to Cologne that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Rotterdam are:
  • Rotterdam Noord
  • Rotterdam Blaak
  • Rotterdam Lombardijen
  • Rotterdam Zuid
  • Rotterdam Alexander
  • Rotterdam Centraal
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Cologne. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Cologne:
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12