There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal ICE International
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$50 - $75

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$8 - $22

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Train via Eindhoven  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$29 - $50

Bus, train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$14 - $23

Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam 140.6 miles

$13 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam 139.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$82 - $298

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Rotterdam is 177 km. The road distance is 223.3 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Düsseldorf to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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  • Distance: 110.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam via Utrecht Centraal in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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
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 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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
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 Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Rotterdam is 223 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Rotterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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