There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Rotterdam by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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 to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 24m

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

46€ - 246€

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam London - Victoria Coach Station > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Rotterdam > The Hague > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

30€ - 48€

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Fly to Rotterdam  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Rotterdam (RTM) DUB - RTM

69€ - 343€

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Eindhoven (EIN) DUB - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal

45€ - 157€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Brussels (BRU) DUB - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal

97€ - 321€

Car ferry, train  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil

265€ - 770€

Car ferry, train via Birmingham  •  22h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
  4. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  5. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland

275€ - 489€

Car ferry, drive  •  25h 9m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Rotterdam

135€ - 225€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Rotterdam is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 23h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Rotterdam via London - Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 1m.

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The distance between Dublin and Rotterdam is 740 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Rotterdam without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 11h 28m and costs 260€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Dublin to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Dublin to Rotterdam bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Dublin to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 1:56 PM in Dublin and 2:56 PM in Rotterdam.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 740.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

British Airways, Aer Lingus and Transavia Holland fly from Dublin to Rotterdam hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Dublin to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Flights from Dublin to Rotterdam via Amsterdam Schiphol, London City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Dublin to Rotterdam via Frankfurt, London City
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Dublin to Rotterdam via Glasgow, London City
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 400€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 320€
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17€ - 95€
Flights from Dublin to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18€ - 95€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 390€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
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
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Breda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 160€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
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 London to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
134€
Car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
45€
Small Car
45€

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Dublin Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 801+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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