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There are 7 ways to get from Rotterdam to Emden 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

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
  2. Take the train from Groningen to Weener

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB

Train via Enschede

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Salzbergen to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Emden

Train, fly to Bremen

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

Train, fly to Hannover

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Emden Hbf

Train, fly to Hamburg

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Rotterdam to Emden by train and bus

The journey time between Rotterdam and Emden is around 5h 58m and covers a distance of around 343 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 51m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Weser-Ems-Bus Betrieb Ostfriesland, Arriva NL and others, the Rotterdam to Emden service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Emden Hbf. Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 7m
Layover time:
1h 51m
Total time:
5h 58m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 35m
Journey distance:
343 km
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:05
Last service departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam to Emden train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Saturday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Emden is to bus which costs €19 - €80 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Emden is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Emden. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof via Amersfoort Centraal, Hengelo and Salzbergen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Emden is 244 km. The road distance is 334.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Emden without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €40 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Rotterdam to Emden, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Emden is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €40 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €80 and takes 6h 7m.

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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 Emden train services, operated by WestfalenBahn GmbH, arrive at Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Emden.
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  • Distance: 244.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Emden via Groningen, Weener, Weener Bahnhof, Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Emden via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 6h 7m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
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 Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Salzbergen to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Bahn DE
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam Conradstraat to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Emden is 335 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Rotterdam to Emden.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bremen Airport.

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