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There are 7 ways to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$63 - $260

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Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Eindhoven (EIN) CPH - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$55 - $243

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Brussels (BRU) CPH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$61 - $225

Train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
  4. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$104 - $218

Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N844

$55 - $95

Night train, train  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
  4. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$117 - $238

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Rotterdam 598.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 370 kr - 650 kr and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 400 kr - 1700 kr and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf and Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Rotterdam is 675 km. The road distance is 958 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 11 h 54 min and costs 650 kr - 1500 kr.

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

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

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Copenhagen to Rotterdam train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam is to train which takes 11 h 54 min and costs 650 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 370 kr - 650 kr and takes 14 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 421.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Rotterdam via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, and Amersfoort in around 11 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Copenhagen to Rotterdam 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Copenhagen to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Copenhagen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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 Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Rotterdam is 958 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Copenhagen to Rotterdam.

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Norwegian Air International, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and KLM offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 589+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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