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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf ICE International

$50 - $77

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf 268 / ...

$7 - $21

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Train via Eindhoven  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf

Train, bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Breda Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the bus from Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str. RegioJet

$15 - $23

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf 139.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  2h 35m

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

$82 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 6€ - 18€ and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Dusseldorf Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Düsseldorf is 177 km. The road distance is 222.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 18€ and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 110.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf via Utrecht Centraal in around 3h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h 25m. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 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 Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Breda, Central station, Stationslaan, International bus stop to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Rotterdam to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Düsseldorf is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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