Cologne to Rotterdam by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cologne to Rotterdam by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Rotterdam take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 205 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Rotterdam.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Rotterdam?
Journeys between Cologne and Rotterdam usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Cologne to Rotterdam 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 39 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Rotterdam?
The Cologne to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Rotterdam train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:00 and the last train is around 00:25.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:25, and the last at 00:49.
What's the Cologne to Rotterdam train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Rotterdam are $21.83.
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 Cologne to Rotterdam train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Rotterdam by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Rotterdam?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Rotterdam, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- ABELLIO Rail NRW
- Euro City
- Eurocity (EC)
- IC Direct
- Inter City
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Regional Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Rotterdam to Cologne by train