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There are 7 ways to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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  •  4 h 28 min

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

$88 - $289

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Bus  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Copenhagen 613 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N844

$73 - $124

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Fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$86 - $264

Train  •  16 h 27 min

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

$145 - $279

Bus, train  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg to Rødby
  2. Take the train from Rødby Færge to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam

$81 - $159

Car ferry, train  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
  5. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$116 - $211

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Rotterdam 790.8 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 650 kr - 1200 kr and takes 19 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 750 kr - 2600 kr and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Copenhagen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf and Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 27 min.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Rotterdam is 801 km. The road distance is 1265.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 16 h 27 min and costs 1300 kr - 2600 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Gothenburg to Rotterdam train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam is to train which takes 16 h 27 min and costs 1300 kr - 2600 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 kr - 1200 kr and takes 19 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 500.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Rotterdam via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, and Amersfoort in around 16 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Rotterdam via Copenhagen in around 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Gothenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Gothenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Gothenburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 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
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Rødby Færge to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
dsb.dk
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
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 Gothenburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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The quickest flight from Gothenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gothenburg to Rotterdam is 1265 km. It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to drive from Gothenburg to Rotterdam.

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Widerøe, Lufthansa, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Gothenburg to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and 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 Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 65 kr - 80 kr.

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