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There are 11 ways to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$117 - $169

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Bus FlixBus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$20 - $53

9 alternative options

Train via Dusseldorf Hbf  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  4. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

Bus Eurolines DE  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim Hbf to Rotterdam

$61 - $88

Rideshare  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the rideshare from Heidelberg to Rotterdam 312.8 miles

$36

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Rotterdam 312.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 46m

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

$99 - $322

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 3m

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

$67 - $317

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 27m

  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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$117 - $327

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 54m

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

$149 - $400

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 38m

  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 Schiphol (AMS) SXB - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$139 - $515

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 4h 35m.

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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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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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, Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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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 6h 17m and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 6h 17m 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 6h 17m and costs 100€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 9h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 254.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 17m

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

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Rotterdam via Mannheim Hbf, Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb, and Utrecht Centraal in around 6h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Rotterdam via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport in around 9h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
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
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
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
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Rotterdam is 499 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Heidelberg to Rotterdam.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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Book your Heidelberg to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 600+ 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 Heidelberg and Rotterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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