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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede 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, bus

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Westerstede central bus station

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB

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Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede

Train, fly to Bremen

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

Train, fly to Hannover

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)

Train, fly to Hamburg

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)

Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede by train and bus

The journey time between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Westerstede is around 7h 10m and covers a distance of around 359 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 25m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS) and FlixBus, the Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Westerstede central bus station. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 22m
Layover time:
2h 47m
Total time:
7h 10m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 25m
Journey distance:
359 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€32
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:05
Last service departs at:
22:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede is to bus which costs €25 - €31 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam Centraal Station station to Westerstede. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Central Station and arriving at Westerstede ZOB via Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Westerstede is 277 km. The road distance is 339.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 22m and costs €30 - €70.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede, including transfers.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede is 340 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Westerstede.
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  • Distance: 276.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Rotterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Westerstede, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB twice daily. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
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 Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen central station to Westerstede central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Oldenburg(Oldb) ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport.

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