There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles Midi Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$80 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße Rj / ...

$15 - $75

10 alternative options

Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$54 - $114

Train, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main

$35 - $52

Bus via Cologne  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne
  3. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...

$24 - $37

Rideshare  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Frankfurt 283.9 miles

$45

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main 281 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 55 min

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

$70 - $292

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$100 - $300

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$110 - $358

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

$91 - $337

Train, train to Muenster, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Rheine
  4. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FMO - FRA

$141 - $378

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which takes 3 h 55 min and costs 60€ - 250€.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Frankfurt am Main is 356 km. The road distance is 450 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena and arriving at Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main via Bruxelles Midi in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Cologne, and Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Rheine
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Frankfurt nad Mohanem, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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