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There are 11 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  •  6h 23m

  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 Amersfoort
  4. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal

$58 - $147

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Bus  •  7h 20m

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

$24 - $75

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Train  •  6h 45m

  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

$90 - $144

Bus, train  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Warschau - Amsterdam
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$50 - $80

Rideshare  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Rotterdam 312.5 miles

$27 - $40

Train, drive  •  4h 48m

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

$53 - $140

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Rotterdam 313.6 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  3h 52m

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

$59 - $244

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  3h 58m

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

$96 - $402

Fly Hamburg to Brussels, train  •  5h 48m

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

$30 - $139

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 33m

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

$120 - $358

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

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 3h 52m.

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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 7h 20m.

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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 Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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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 6h 23m and costs 50€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m 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 6h 23m and costs 50€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 259.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

You can take a train from Hamburg to Rotterdam via Osnabruck Hbf, Hengelo, and Amersfoort in around 6h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7h 20m. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Duivendrecht to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
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
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
EST Gdansk
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
5h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Rotterdam is 502 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Hamburg to Rotterdam.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Hamburg to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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