There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg 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 via Hengelo  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$86 - $152

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 075 / ...

$24 - $80

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
  3. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$92 - $146

Bus Arriva NL  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan 101
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag 195 / ...

$79 - $118

Rideshare  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Rotterdam 312.5 miles

$27 - $40

Train, drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Rotterdam

$100 - $153

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Rotterdam 313.6 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Hamburg to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 49 min

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

$59 - $244

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRE - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$96 - $403

Fly Hamburg to Brussels, train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$61 - $177

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Osnabruck Hbf, Hengelo and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Rotterdam is 415 km. The road distance is 501.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 6 h 29 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Hamburg to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is to train which takes 6 h 29 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 259.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Rotterdam via Osnabrück Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, Hengelo, and Utrecht Centraal in around 6 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.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 Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
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
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
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
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
Bus operators
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 Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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 - $12
Website
arriva.nl
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
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 Hamburg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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