Rotterdam to Köln Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $33
Fastest Way Bus — 4h 1min
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 · 60 lb of CO2
Rotterdam to Köln
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Bus
$44 · 4h 59min · 28 lb of CO2
Rotterdam to Cologne
+4 more options
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Flight
$243 · 4h 34min · 412 lb of CO2
RTM to CGN

Rotterdam to Köln Flights

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

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

Drive from Rotterdam to Köln

It's 127 miles between Rotterdam to Köln. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 26min and 2h 33min from Rotterdam to Köln 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 Köln 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 Rotterdam to Köln?

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

When to book trip from Rotterdam to Köln?

On your trip from Rotterdam to Köln, 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 Rotterdam to Köln North Rhine-Westphalia?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Rotterdam to Köln. 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 Köln is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Rotterdam/Köln buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam South Holland and Köln 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 Rotterdam to Köln? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Köln 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 Köln 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 Rotterdam to Köln?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Köln is by bus. The bus costs $33 roughly and will take 4 hours 1 minute.

Is there a train from Rotterdam to Köln?

Yes, trains between Rotterdam area and Köln, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 5 hours 27 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Rotterdam, which is about 0 miles from Rotterdam. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Meiser Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Diegem.

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

The total distance between Rotterdam and Köln 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