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.

Recommended option

Train via Osnabrück Hbf  •  7 h 34 min

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

$83 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > Rotterdam > Bréda > Anvers > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - Gare Nord > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Paris Centre - Bercy > Orléans > Tours > Poitiers > Angoulême > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani / ...

$39 - $64

7 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Utrecht Centraal Bus
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$105 - $201

Train, bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam

$78 - $148

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Rotterdam 366.3 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$75 - $289

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 57 min

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

$101 - $438

Train to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$86 - $234

Train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$69 - $228

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Rotterdam via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo, and Amersfoort in around 7 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Rotterdam via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk in around 10 h 28 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 10 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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once 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
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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 Venlo to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $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
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kiel to Rotterdam?

The distance between Kiel and Rotterdam is 462 km. The road distance is 586 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam?

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam?

The quickest way to get from Kiel to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 5 h 32 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

Is there a direct train between Kiel and Rotterdam?

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, Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo and Amersfoort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

Is there a direct bus between Kiel and Rotterdam?

No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Rotterdam via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

How long does it take to get from Kiel to Rotterdam?

It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Kiel to Rotterdam, including transfers.