There are 11 ways to get from Heidelberg 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 Köln Hbf  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$116 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Mönchengladbach N94
  2. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268

$28 - $47

9 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Utrecht Centraal ICE International
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$105 - $156

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim Hbf to Rotterdam

$61 - $88

Rideshare  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Rotterdam 312.8 miles

$36

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Rotterdam 312.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Amsterdam (AMS) FRA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$100 - $332

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Amsterdam (AMS) STR - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$84 - $310

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$149 - $375

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$154 - $394

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Amsterdam  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Amsterdam (AMS) SXB - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$132 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 31€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Mönchengladbach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Mannheim Hbf, Koln Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Rotterdam is 408 km. The road distance is 499.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs 95€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 254.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Rotterdam via Mannheim Hbf, Köln Hbf, Koln Hbf, and Utrecht Centraal in around 6 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Rotterdam via Mönchengladbach in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
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 Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.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 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 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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
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 Heidelberg to Mönchengladbach
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mönchengladbach to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
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 Heidelberg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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