Rotterdam to Cologne by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Rotterdam to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Rotterdam to Cologne take around 2 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 205 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Cologne?
Journeys between Rotterdam and Cologne usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Rotterdam to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Cologne?
The Rotterdam to Cologne train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Rotterdam to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:05.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 04:00, and the last at 23:14.
What's the Rotterdam to Cologne train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Rotterdam to Cologne are $22.98.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $34, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Rotterdam to Cologne train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance.
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Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Rotterdam to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- ABELLIO Rail NRW
- Eurocity (EC)
- IC Direct
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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