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Cologne to Rotterdam by bus

The journey from Cologne to Rotterdam by bus is 126.63 mi and takes 5 hr 22 min. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:05 AM and the last at 3:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Rotterdam by bus for as little as $16.91 or as much as $21.01. The best price for this journey is $16.91.

Lowest Price$16.91
Journey Duration5 hr 22 min
Connection per Day17
Lowest Price$16.91
Highest Price$21.01
First Departure6:05 AM
Last Departure3:00 PM
Distance126.63 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalRotterdam
CarriersFlixBus, RegioJet

Cologne to Rotterdam Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

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What's the best way to get from Cologne to Rotterdam? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Cologne to Rotterdam, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam?

On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam will cost you $19.25. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $16.91. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $19.25 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cologne to Rotterdam.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Rotterdam by bus?

The journey between Cologne and Rotterdam by bus is approximately 126.63 mi. It will take you more or less 5 hr 22 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Cologne to Rotterdam covers a distance of 126.63 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 22 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 hr 10 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cologne to Rotterdam faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Cologne to Rotterdam leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cologne to Rotterdam leaving at 6:05 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 3:00 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Cologne to Rotterdam leaving at 6:05 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 3:00 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many journeys from Cologne to Rotterdam are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Cologne to Rotterdam can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 17 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cologne to Rotterdam. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cologne to Rotterdam varies, but in general, you can expect to find 10 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 7 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Rotterdam. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Rotterdam.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Rotterdam, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Rotterdam.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Cologne - Rotterdam bus tickets can be found for as low as $10.26 if you’re lucky, or $16.93 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $24.52.

Find the best day to travel to Rotterdam by bus

When travelling to Rotterdam by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

RegioJet is a private railway company that operates in several European countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Austria. The company was founded in 2009 and started operating in the Czech Republic in 2011. RegioJet offers various types of train services, including long-distance trains, regional trains, and buses.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Rotterdam

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by RegioJet when traveling from Cologne to Rotterdam.

Standard

Standard ticket offers a balance between affordability and comfort. Passengers can expect plush seating and free Wi-Fi, making it a great choice for budget-conscious travellers.
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Low cost

Low cost is the most affordable option for those who want to travel without any additional amenities. However, passengers can still enjoy free Wi-Fi and a peaceful journey.
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Relax

Passengers who want to travel in luxury can opt for the Relax ticket, which offers spacious leather seats and a relaxing atmosphere. This is a great option for those who want to unwind during their journey.
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air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Business

Business ticket guarantees privacy and comfort, with priority service and helpful on-board staff. This is an ideal choice for those who want a seamless and stress-free journey.
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air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Stay connected with onboard free WiFi. Use the Regiojet app or the screens in newer trains for entertainment..
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Business class passengers can benefit from a quiet compartment for a peaceful journey.
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Every seat is equipped with its own power socket.
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Feel free to bring along luggage that's easy to load. If your bags don't fit under or above your seat, no worries! The crew is here to help find a spot that won't hinder others. Just a heads up, please ensure none of your items are hazardous for everyone's safety.
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Regiojet trains have designated spaces for wheelchair users.
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Onboard, a diverse menu of drinks and snacks is accessible via the Regiojet app. All passengers receive a complimentary water bottle, while those in Relax or Business Class are treated to a free Italian coffee or mint tea.
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All coaches come equipped with air conditioning.
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RegioJet allows the transport of bicycles, small scooters, and prams on their trains with prior reservation and restrictions. Bicycles and small scooters must be placed on racks or in reserved compartments, while prams that cannot be folded can be transported at the beginning or end of the train set or in specially reserved places. However, the crew can refuse transport for safety or space reasons.
Services on board FlixBus, RegioJet and FlixTrain from Cologne to Rotterdam
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Rotterdam by bus.
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Cologne to Rotterdam CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
14.26kg
Bus
15.28kg
Flight
40.76kg
Car
32.61kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam is $19.25. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $16.91.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Rotterdam is $16.91. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Rotterdam by bus?
Cologne to Rotterdam is 126.63 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Rotterdam take?
Cologne to Rotterdam is on average 5 hr 22 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Rotterdam?
The bus journey from Cologne to Rotterdam is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, RegioJet and FlixTrain.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Rotterdam?
Cologne to Rotterdam has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Rotterdam leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Rotterdam departs at 6:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Rotterdam depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Rotterdam departs at 3:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Rotterdam in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $16.91 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Rotterdam?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Rotterdam.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Rotterdam by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Rotterdam is 4 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Rotterdam?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Rotterdam.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Rotterdam by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Rotterdam creates 15.28kg of CO2 emissions.

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