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Travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train in 3 hours 17 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train is 3 hours 49 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 17 minutes. You'll usually find 39 trains per day traveling the 204 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Köln Hbf.

Book train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $22.76. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train

It takes an average of 3h 49m to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 39 trains per day traveling from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $22.76 when you book in advance.

First train

6:14 am

Last train

11:44 pm

Departure station

Rotterdam Centraal

Arrival station

Köln Hbf

Journey time

From 3h 17m

Distance

127 miles (204 km)

Frequency

39 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $22.76

Train and bus operators

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Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf for Dienstag Mai 28. 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:58 am 3:15 pm 3h 17m, 1 change
12:14 pm 3:35 pm 3h 21m, 3 changes
12:50 pm 4:21 pm 3h 31m, 1 change
12:52 pm 4:21 pm 3h 29m, 2 changes
1:11 pm 5:15 pm 4h 4m, 1 change
1:14 pm 4:35 pm 3h 21m, 3 changes
1:14 pm 5:15 pm 4h 1m, 2 changes
2:14 pm 5:35 pm 3h 21m, 3 changes
2:58 pm 6:15 pm 3h 17m, 1 change
3:14 pm 6:35 pm 3h 21m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf starts at $22.76 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam Centraal and Köln Hbf is 3 hours and 49 minutes, with around 39 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Rotterdam Centraal and Köln Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf is 3 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf can start from as little as $22.76 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf. Travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf leave?

The first train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf leaves at 06:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf leave?

The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf leaves at 23:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Rotterdam Centraal and Köln Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal.


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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