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There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$90 - $131

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$15 - $70

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Bus, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Utrecht
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$34 - $51

Rideshare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Rotterdam 281.2 miles

$45

Train, drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Rotterdam

$78 - $123

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam 280.9 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$77 - $296

Fly Frankfurt to Rotterdam  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Rotterdam (RTM) FRA - RTM

$79 - $389

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$130 - $366

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$95 - $301

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$131 - $341

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is to bus and train which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Rotterdam is 356 km. The road distance is 449.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 222.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam via Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
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 Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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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
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
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
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Karlsruher strasse 2-8 to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is 449 km. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 574+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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