There are 9 ways to get from Kiel to Rotterdam by train, bus, 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  •  8 h 13 min

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

$89 - $189

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Train, bus  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam

$28 - $115

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Train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$92 - $186

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 075 / ...

$36 - $64

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Rotterdam 366.3 miles

$85 - $130

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 9 min

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

$61 - $229

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 58 min

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

$99 - $424

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$63 - $181

Bus to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  3. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$90 - $208

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam is to bus and fly and train which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Rotterdam is 462 km. The road distance is 586.2 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Kiel to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, Hengelo and Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs 75€ - 170€.

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

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Rotterdam via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, Hengelo, and Amersfoort in around 8 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Rotterdam via Hamburg in around 10 h 10 min.

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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
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)
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 Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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
$26 - $50
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
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg, Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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
$24
High
$51

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