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

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Fly Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 37m

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

76€ - 364€

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Bus, train  •  13h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Munich - Bus station to Utrecht BlaBlaBus
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

33€ - 53€

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Train to Innsbruck, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) INN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

101€ - 406€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 24m

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

108€ - 388€

Train to Innsbruck, fly to Rotterdam  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Rotterdam (RTM) INN - RTM

79€ - 353€

Fly Munich to Brussels, train  •  6h 17m

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

139€ - 329€

Fly Munich to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 57m

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

99€ - 318€

Train  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal Ice
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

149€ - 220€

Train via Venlo  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Rotterdam Blaak

133€ - 207€

Bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N93

40€ - 80€

Drive  •  7h 31m

  1. Drive from Munich to Rotterdam 838 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to bus and train which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 13h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 370€ and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 52m.

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The distance between Munich and Rotterdam is 658 km. The road distance is 838 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 8h 52m and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Munich to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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

You can take a train from Munich to Rotterdam via Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and Utrecht Centraal in around 8h 52m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 13h 20m. Eurolines DE also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
Flights from Innsbruck to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Flights from Munich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Innsbruck to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Innsbruck to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 480€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Venlo to Rotterdam Blaak
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 55€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 55€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from München Ost to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Blablabus

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The best way to get from Munich to Rotterdam is to train which takes 8h 52m and costs 140€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 13h 20m.

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

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Munich to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 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 838 km. It takes approximately 7h 31m to drive from Munich to Rotterdam.

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

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Book your Munich to Rotterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 806+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 8833 train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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