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.

Recommended option

Train via Osnabrück Hbf  •  5 h 56 min

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

$83 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N844 / ...

$24 - $75

8 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Utrecht Centraal Bus
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$100 - $151

Bus Arriva NL  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Ouibus

$72 - $100

Rideshare  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Rotterdam 312.5 miles

$28 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Rotterdam 313.6 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Hamburg to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 50 min

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

$59 - $243

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$88 - $396

Fly Hamburg to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$63 - $170

Fly Hamburg to Brussels, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$61 - $176

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Rotterdam via Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo, and Amersfoort in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
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
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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
55 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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hbf ZOB to Utrecht Centraal Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $27
Standard
$22 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Hengelo to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hamburg and Rotterdam is 415 km. The road distance is 502 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo and Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam, including transfers.