There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg by train, plane, bus or car

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, fly  •  4 h 15 min

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

$96 - $314

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Bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Kolding N844
  2. Take the bus from Kolding to Aalborg N150 / ...

$58 - $96

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Train  •  14 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H Ic
  6. Take the train from Aarhus H to Aalborg St. Ic / ...

$155 - $257

Train, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Blaak to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Vejle
  3. Take the train from Vejle St. to Aalborg St. Ic / ...

$83 - $142

Drive  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Aalborg 585.1 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Aalborg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Aalborg via Kolding. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Aalborg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Aalborg St. via Utrecht Centraal, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and Aarhus H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 29 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Aalborg is 669 km. The road distance is 936.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg without a car is to train which takes 14 h 29 min and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Aalborg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Aalborg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Aalborg is to train which takes 14 h 29 min and costs 130€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 418.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Aalborg, Denmark?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Aalborg via Utrecht Centraal, Hengelo, Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and Aarhus H in around 14 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Aalborg via Kolding in around 15 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Blaak to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Aarhus H to Aalborg St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Vejle St. to Aalborg St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
dsb.dk
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Kolding
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kolding to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Vejle
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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