There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Amsterdam (AMS) TXL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$84 - $304

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Brussels, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Brussels (BRU) SXF - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$36 - $193

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Amsterdam (AMS) SXF - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$58 - $228

Fly Berlin Tegel to Brussels, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Brussels (BRU) TXL - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$57 - $219

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) TXL - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$88 - $209

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$146 - $215

Train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Amersfoort Intercity
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$85 - $145

Bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Rotterdam N31

$40 - $93

Train, bus  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof Re1
  2. Take the bus from Magdeburg to Rotterdam

$90 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Rotterdam 432.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Rotterdam via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Rotterdam is 612 km. The road distance is 691.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Berlin to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Berlin to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Berlin station.

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Berlin to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Rotterdam is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Berlin to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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  • Distance: 382.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Berlin to Rotterdam via Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Berlin to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Brussels via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf to Magdeburg, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Magdeburg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Berlin to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Rotterdam is 691 km. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Berlin to Rotterdam.

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 578+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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