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

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Train to Amsterdam, fly, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Billund (BLL) AMS - BLL
  3. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport to Esbjerg Busterminal

$101 - $394

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Bus, train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Kolding N844
  2. Take the train from Kolding St. to Esbjerg St. Re / ...

$58 - $93

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Train to Brussels, fly, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Billund (BLL) BRU - BLL
  3. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport to Esbjerg Busterminal

$111 - $446

Train  •  11 h 54 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 Lunderskov St. Ic
  5. Take the train from Lunderskov St. to Esbjerg St. Re / ...

$134 - $217

Drive  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Esbjerg 498.2 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Esbjerg is to bus and train which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Esbjerg is to train and fly and bus which costs 85€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Esbjerg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Esbjerg St. via Amersfoort, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and Lunderskov St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 54 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Esbjerg is 473 km. The road distance is 797.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Esbjerg without a car is to train which takes 11 h 54 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Rotterdam to Esbjerg, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Billund Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Rotterdam to Esbjerg train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Esbjerg St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Esbjerg is 797 km. It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to drive from Rotterdam to Esbjerg.

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  • Distance: 295.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Esbjerg via Amersfoort, Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and Lunderskov St. in around 11 h 54 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Billund via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Billund via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Billund via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
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eurail.com
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lunderskov St.
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Lunderskov St. to Esbjerg St.
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Kolding St. to Esbjerg St.
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
dsb.dk
Bus operators
Sydtrafik
Website
sydtrafik.dk
Bus from Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport to Esbjerg Busterminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
sydtrafik.dk
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 Kolding
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Billund Airport.

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