Bus Cologne to Rotterdam and return

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Buses from Cologne to Rotterdam run regularly. Whether you want to travel first thing in the morning or late at night, there are scheduled services connecting both cities. You’re likely to get a cheap ticket for $13.17. Sometimes, there are differences in travel times, depending on which company you choose a bus from. Eurolines Germany and FlixBus offer routes from Rotterdam to Cologne, with the fastest bus taking as little as . Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Cologne to Rotterdam Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$13.17
Fastest Bus4h 30m
Distance126.9 miles
Bus CompaniesEurolines Germany, Eurolines France, isilines, FlixBus, Union Ivkoni
  Bus Cologne - Rotterdam    127 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-55%

The cheapest bus routes from Cologne to Rotterdam

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      9:10 AM
      1:40 PM
    19 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      9:10 AM
      1:40 PM
    20 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      9:10 AM
      1:40 PM
    15 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      9:10 AM
      1:40 PM
    11 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:30 AM
      4:30 PM
    24 Dec
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $16.60
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:30 AM
      4:30 PM
    24 Dec
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $17.71
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:30 AM
      4:30 PM
    24 Dec
    isilinesisilines
    from $17.71
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:01 AM
      4:25 PM
    15 Dec
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $19.91
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:01 AM
      4:25 PM
    1 Jan
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $22.13
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      7:00 PM
      1:00 AM
    19 Dec
    +1
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $23.97
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      10:00 PM
      3:10 AM
    28 Dec
    +1
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $23.97
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      10:00 PM
      3:10 AM
    31 Dec
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $23.97
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:01 AM
      4:25 PM
    26 Dec
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $25.45
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      7:00 PM
      1:00 AM
    12 Dec
    +1
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $29.10


  Train Cologne - Rotterdam    127 mi

The cheapest train connections from Cologne to Rotterdam

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      4:00 AM
      8:21 AM
    31 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      8:42 PM
      12:14 AM
    1 Jan
    +1
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      2:11 PM
      6:09 PM
    29 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      4:00 AM
      9:41 AM
    26 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03


  Carpooling Cologne - Rotterdam    127 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cologne to Rotterdam

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:20 AM
      2:30 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $12.18
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      11:10 AM
      2:10 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $13.28
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      8:30 PM
      11:40 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.25
  • Cologne
    Rotterdam
      1:00 AM
      6:10 AM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $33.21


  Bus Rotterdam - Cologne    127 mi
Ø Bus connections7 x
Savings-60%

The cheapest bus routes from Rotterdam to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    11 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    24 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $13.17
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    13 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $17.60
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    17 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $17.60
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    12 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $17.60
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      2:45 PM
      8:57 PM
    6 Mar
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $17.70
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      12:15 PM
      5:15 PM
    24 Dec
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $17.71
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      12:15 PM
      5:15 PM
    24 Dec
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $17.71
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      8:00 PM
    29 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $19.82
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      2:45 PM
      8:57 PM
    30 Dec
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $19.91
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      2:45 PM
      8:57 PM
    29 Dec
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $19.91
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      2:45 PM
      8:57 PM
    28 Dec
    FlixBusFlixBus
    from $22.13
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      9:30 AM
      3:29 PM
    12 Dec
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $26.40
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      9:15 AM
      3:25 PM
    28 Dec
    Union IvkoniUnion Ivkoni
    from $33.00


  Train Rotterdam - Cologne    127 mi

The cheapest train connections from Rotterdam to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      12:51 PM
      4:50 PM
    28 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      1:14 PM
      5:12 PM
    29 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      1:04 PM
      5:12 PM
    11 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      7:54 AM
      11:45 AM
    17 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03


  Carpooling Rotterdam - Cologne    127 mi
   Savings

The cheapest carpooling offers from Rotterdam to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      9:10 AM
      12:40 PM
    29 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $14.39
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      8:00 PM
      11:00 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.60
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      6:30 PM
      9:30 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $16.60
  • Rotterdam
    Cologne
      3:00 PM
      6:10 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $17.71


Current ticket prices

You want to travel without spending too much money? Then you should definitely consider taking a bus since it's one of the most affordable means of transportation. To get even more bang for your buck, make sure to compare fares because they are likely to vary. Sometimes, you can save a few dollars simply by taking an earlier bus. On the route Cologne - Rotterdam, fares currently start from $13.17. Another thing to consider is the travel time: , while other companies take a bit longer.

Bus stops in Cologne and Rotterdam

  Stations
Conradstraat 9 , Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Zalmstraat 1, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the amenities you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam, there’s one bus operator offering free WiFi: FlixBus. That way you'll be able to tweet your route or get some work done if you're on business. When taking a bus from Rotterdam to Cologne, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with entertainment systems.

Keep in mind that it’s best to compare offers: The on-board features of the different carriers which serve routes from Cologne to Rotterdam and back can differ considerably. We created CheckMyBus with that in mind: to help you find the right bus! The choice is yours - travel smart!

Cologne and Rotterdam: Useful Info

Cologne
1.08 Million
Rotterdam
0.60 Million
Taxi
$5.86
$7.85
Cologne
Rotterdam
A cab ride in Cologne is 26% cheaper than in Rotterdam.
Local buses
$3.10
$3.32
Cologne
Rotterdam
A bus fare in Cologne is 7% cheaper than in Rotterdam.
Beer
$3.87
$4.43
Cologne
Rotterdam
A large beer in Cologne is 13% cheaper than in Rotterdam.
Water
$0.50
$0.95
Cologne
Rotterdam
A bottle of water in Cologne is 48% cheaper than in Rotterdam.
Meal
$7.15
$8.85
Cologne
Rotterdam
A meal in Cologne is 20% cheaper than in Rotterdam.
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