There are 13 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$103 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena Rj / ...

$16 - $75

11 alternative options

Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal

$75 - $117

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N161 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N93 / ...

$20 - $46

Bus Deinbus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Utrecht
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag 195 / ...

$36 - $51

Rideshare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Rotterdam 281.2 miles

$46

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam 280.9 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Frankfurt to Brussels, train  •  4 h 4 min

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

$127 - $339

Fly Frankfurt to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$86 - $296

Fly Frankfurt to Rotterdam  •  5 h 53 min

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

$89 - $459

Fly Frankfurt to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h

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

$107 - $303

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 40 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

$139 - $360

Fly Frankfurt to Muenster, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muenster (FMO) FRA - FMO
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Amersfoort
  4. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$145 - $357

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam via Bruxelles Midi in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 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 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Rotterdam via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Rheine to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
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
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Kolín n. R./Bonn letiště, Terminal 2 to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
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
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$25 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
syntusutrecht.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Rotterdam is 356 km. The road distance is 449 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 8 h.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam is to fly and train which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 100€ - 290€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße and arriving at Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Rotterdam, including transfers.