Köln to Rotterdam Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $34
Fastest Way Bus — 4h 9min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 23 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 126 miles
Travel Companies Nederlandse, SNCB
Train
$50 · 5h 22min · 61 lb of CO2
Köln to Rotterdam
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Bus
$44 · 4h 59min · 28 lb of CO2
Cologne to Rotterdam
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Flight
$243 · 4h 34min · 412 lb of CO2
CGN to RTM

Köln to Rotterdam Flights

There are 1 airports — CGN — that make sense to fly out of from Köln and 1 airports — RTM — to access Rotterdam. The best deals are usually found by flying out of CGN.

Drive
$17 · 2h 26min · 28 lb of CO2
Köln to Rotterdam

Drive from Köln to Rotterdam

It's 127 miles between Köln to Rotterdam. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 26min and 2h 33min from Köln to Rotterdam under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 41min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Rotterdam by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $17.

What is the best way to travel from Köln to Rotterdam?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Köln to Rotterdam. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Köln to Rotterdam?

On your trip from Köln to Rotterdam, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Köln to Rotterdam South Holland?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Köln to Rotterdam. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Rotterdam is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Köln/Rotterdam buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Köln is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Köln North Rhine-Westphalia and Rotterdam during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Köln to Rotterdam? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Rotterdam traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Rotterdam is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Köln to Rotterdam?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Köln to Rotterdam is by bus. The bus costs $34 roughly and will take 4 hours 9 minutes.

Is there a train from Köln to Rotterdam?

Yes, trains between Köln area and Rotterdam, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 5 hours 31 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Köln, which is about 0 miles from Köln. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Evere, Meiser Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Haren-Zuid Ville de Bruxelles - Stad Brussel.

How long does it take from Köln to Rotterdam by car?

The total distance between Köln and Rotterdam is 127 miles and will take you about 2 hours 26 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $17.

Travel companies on this route

Train
Nederlandse
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SNCB