There are 6 ways to get from Münster to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$69 - $108

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Rheine to Amersfoort Intercity
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$36 - $84

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Münster to Düsseldorf ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$44 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Münster to Rotterdam 155.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$92 - $342

Train to Bremen, fly, train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$106 - $416

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No, there is no direct bus from Münster to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Münster and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Münster to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Münster(Westf)Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Oberhausen Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Münster and Rotterdam is 216 km. The road distance is 248.4 km.

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The best way to get from Münster to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Münster to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Münster to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Münster station.

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Münster to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Münster to Rotterdam is to train which takes 4 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Münster to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 134.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Münster to Rotterdam via Oberhausen Hbf and Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Münster to Rotterdam via Düsseldorf ZOB and Düsseldorf in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Münster(Westf)Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rheine to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.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
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Münster to Düsseldorf ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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 Düsseldorf to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Münster to Rotterdam is 248 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Münster to Rotterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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