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

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Fly Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MUC - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$66 - $255

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Utrecht N94
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom 388

$62 - $94

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Fly Munich to Brussels, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Brussels (BRU) MUC - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$99 - $270

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) NUE - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$128 - $456

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from München 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

$108 - $349

Fly Munich to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MUC - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$115 - $260

Train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$170 - $249

Train via Eindhoven  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  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

$149 - $222

Train, drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Rotterdam

$160 - $244

Bus Eurolines DE  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich Hbf to Rotterdam

$70 - $100

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Rotterdam 512.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Munich and Rotterdam is 658 km. The road distance is 820.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Munich to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs 140€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 411.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Rotterdam via Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal in around 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Rotterdam via Utrecht, Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde, and Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom in around 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Munich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
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
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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
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 München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Qbuzz
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
qbuzz.nl
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Munich Hbf to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Munich to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Rotterdam is 821 km. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Munich to Rotterdam.

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Eurowings, Transavia Holland, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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