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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  1h 54m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

46€ - 211€

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Fly to Rotterdam  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Rotterdam (RTM) BER - RTM

26€ - 117€

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal

46€ - 180€

Train  •  8h 30m

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

118€ - 215€

Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Rotterdam Central Station N1325

35€ - 45€

Bus, train  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Rotterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...

44€ - 80€

Drive  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam 732.2 km

90€ - 140€

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Rotterdam is around 7h 51m and covers a distance of around 699 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 51m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Rotterdam Centraal. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 51m
Fastest train time:
7h 51m
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
118€
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:34
Last train departs at:
15:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rotterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rotterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 1h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Rotterdam Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Berlin Gesundbrunnen and Amersfoort Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Rotterdam is 617 km. The road distance is 732.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 30m and costs 110€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Airport BER station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 5h 19m and costs 26€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 220€ and takes 8h 30m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 12h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 617.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

British Airways, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam via Berlin Gesundbrunnen and Amersfoort Centraal in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rotterdam via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 120€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rotterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rotterdam via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 90€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 130€
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
9€ - 21€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Duivendrecht to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 20€
1st Class
25€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam Central Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam is 732 km. It takes approximately 6h 28m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam.

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easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Rotterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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