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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Re / ...
  2. Intercity

$47 - $89

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. N116

$16 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. N61 / ...

$18 - $29

Train, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Re3

$49 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. 158 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. DUS - AMS

$104 - $322

Train to Bremen, fly, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. BRE - AMS

$88 - $417

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Rotterdam via Duisburg Hbf, Viersen, and Venlo in around 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Rotterdam via Duisburg, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk in around 5 h 58 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $50
Standard
$29 - $60
First
$35 - $100
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dortmund to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Duisburg to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Dortmund to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Duisburg Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dortmund and Rotterdam is 211 km. The road distance is 253 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Rotterdam is to night bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf, Viersen and Venlo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Dortmund to Rotterdam, including transfers.