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There are 8 ways to get from Rotterdam to Arendal by train, plane, bus, night bus, ferry, car or car ferry

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 to Kristiansand, bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Kristiansand (KRS) AMS - KRS
  3. Take the bus from Kjevik lufthavn to Arendal bussterminal

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Oslo Bussterminal
  3. Take the bus from Oslo to Arendal 17

kr 995 - kr 1421

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Train, fly to Oslo Sandefjord, bus  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Oslo Sandefjord (TRF) AMS - TRF
  3. Take the bus from Ringdalskrysset to Arendal

Train, bus via Osnabrück  •  27h 41m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Oslo Bussterminal
  5. Take the bus from Oslo to Arendal 17

kr 1474 - kr 2367

Train, bus  •  28h 39m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 075
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Oslo Bussterminal
  4. Take the bus from Oslo to Arendal 17

kr 1062 - kr 1731

Train, bus #2  •  29h 52m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 075
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Oslo Bussterminal
  4. Take the train from Oslo S to Nelaug stasjon 50

kr 1238 - kr 2124

Night bus, bus, ferry  •  28h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from The Hague to Copenhagen
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hirtshals, Hirtshals Busterminal 621
  3. Take the ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai
  4. Take the bus from Kristiansand rutebilstasjon to Arendal bussterminal 100

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 11m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Kiel
  2. Take the car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
  3. Drive from Gothenburg to Arendal

kr 1916 - kr 2642

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Arendal is to bus which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 30h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Arendal is to drive and car ferry which costs 200€ - 280€ and takes 26h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Arendal. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Arendal via Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port and Oslo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 53m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Arendal is 776 km.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Arendal without a car is to train and bus via Osnabrück which takes 27h 41m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Rotterdam to Arendal, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Arendal bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Rotterdam station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Rotterdam to Arendal bus services, operated by Konkurrenten, arrive at Arendal station.

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Scandinavian Airlines and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Kristiansand Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Arendal.
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  • Distance: 485.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Arendal, Norway?

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Arendal via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port, Oslo Bussterminal, and Oslo in around 30h 53m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 1700 - kr 6500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Oslo Sandefjord
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 1200 - kr 5500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kristiansand via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
kr 1100 - kr 4300
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
25m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
kr 90 - kr 200
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
kr 90 - kr 120
1st Class
kr 150 - kr 200
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
kr 110 - kr 260
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
kr 110 - kr 160
1st Class
kr 180 - kr 260
Train from Amersfoort to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
kr 200 - kr 460
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
kr 200 - kr 280
1st Class
kr 330 - kr 460
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 220 - kr 550
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
kr 220 - kr 320
1st Class
kr 370 - kr 550
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 160 - kr 300
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
kr 160 - kr 300
1st Class
kr 300 - kr 370
Deutsche Bahn

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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 420 - kr 600
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
kr 600 - kr 1100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Norwegian Railways (VY)
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
vy.no
Train from Oslo S to Nelaug stasjon
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
kr 310 - kr 450
Website
vy.no
Bus operators
Agder flyekspress
Phone
+47 962 22 200
Email
FLYBUSS@FLYEKSPRESS.NO
Website
flyekspress.no
Bus from Kjevik lufthavn to Arendal bussterminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Agder flyekspress
Konkurrenten
Phone
+47 37 93 15 15
Email
post@konkurrenten.no
Website
konkurrenten.no
Bus from Ringdalskrysset to Arendal
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
konkurrenten.no
Bus from Oslo to Arendal
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
kr 300
Schedules at
konkurrenten.no
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 Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 440 - kr 750
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 230 - kr 390
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
kr 140 - kr 240
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
kr 460 - kr 800
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Hirtshals, Hirtshals Busterminal
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
kr 220 - kr 380
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Agder Kollektivtrafikk as
Phone
815 00 194
Email
post@akt.no
Website
akt.no
Bus from Kristiansand rutebilstasjon to Arendal bussterminal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Agder Kollektivtrafikk as
Ferry operators
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Color Line AS
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 483
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
kr 483
Small Car
kr 483

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