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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven 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  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort 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 Nwb

$85 - $148

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 819 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Osnabrück N67
  3. Take the bus from Osnabrück to Bremerhaven A74

$27 - $48

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Bus, train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Den Haag to Bremen 848502
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf Rs 2 / ...

$46 - $66

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven 255.2 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to Bremen  •  4 h 11 min

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

$89 - $387

Train, fly to Hamburg  •  7 h 12 min

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

$67 - $251

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven is to bus which costs 23€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 5 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 bus from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Bremerhaven via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Osnabrück. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 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, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf and Bremen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 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 3 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 206.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven via Amersfoort, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf, and Bremen Hbf in around 7 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Osnabrück in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
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 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
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
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 11 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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nordwestbahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Buxtehude to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Osnabrück to Bremerhaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com

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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 to Bremerhaven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bremerhaven station.

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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 Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Bremerhaven train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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Book your Rotterdam to Bremerhaven bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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