Duration 3h 37m
Distance 253.2 km
Average price 70€
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Rotterdam and Dortmund takes 3h 37m and the fastest train takes 3h 11m. The train service runs several times per day from Rotterdam to Dortmund. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Utrecht Centraal
  3. Duisburg Hbf
  4. Dortmund
3h 39m
29€ - 149€

Rotterdam to Dortmund train times

Trains run every four hours between Rotterdam and Dortmund. The earliest departure is at 06:05 in the morning, and the last departure from Rotterdam is at 18:05 which arrives into Dortmund at 21:35. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 37m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Utrecht Centraal and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Dortmund is 211 km. The road distance is 253.2 km.

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Rotterdam to Dortmund train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Rotterdam to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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