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There are 8 ways to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen by train, plane, bus, night train, night 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.

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  4 h 11 min

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

$63 - $255

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Copenhagen (CPH) EIN - CPH

$55 - $242

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Copenhagen (CPH) BRU - CPH

$61 - $223

Train  •  12 h 50 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 Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$103 - $221

Bus  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Copenhagen N770

$63 - $113

Train, night train  •  14 h 39 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 Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

$113 - $241

Night bus  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from The Hague to Copenhagen N844

$57 - $97

Drive  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Copenhagen 598 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen is to night bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Copenhagen via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at København H via Amersfoort, Osnabrück Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Copenhagen is 675 km. The road distance is 956.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 12 h 50 min and costs 85€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen is to train which takes 12 h 50 min and costs 85€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 16 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 421.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen via Amersfoort, Osnabrück Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 12 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Copenhagen via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 16 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Rotterdam to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen station.

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Rotterdam to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Copenhagen is 957 km. It takes approximately 8 h 56 min to drive from Rotterdam to Copenhagen.

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Norwegian Air International, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Copenhagen train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Rotterdam to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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