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

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Train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Osnabruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

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Train via Hengelo  •  7 h 22 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 Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Bus, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Bremen 175
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf Rs 2

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven 255.2 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly  •  4 h 9 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bremerhaven Hbf via Amersfoort, Osnabrück Hbf and Bremen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bremerhaven is 330 km. The road distance is 408.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven without a car is to train which takes 7 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Bremen Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Rotterdam to Bremerhaven train services, operated by NordWestBahn, arrive at Bremerhaven Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Bremerhaven is 408 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Bremen Airport.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Bremerhaven. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven.
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  • Distance: 206.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven via Amersfoort, Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, and Bremen Hbf in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $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 Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nordwestbahn.de
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
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$22
High
$37
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 Bremen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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