There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  5 h

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

$90 - $137

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße RegioJet / ...

$16 - $75

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Train, night bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Intercity
  2. Take the night bus from Eindhoven to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N116

$38 - $67

Rideshare  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Frankfurt 283.9 miles

$46

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 56 min

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

$78 - $276

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 50 min

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

$127 - $338

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 17 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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt

$128 - $342

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 4 min

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

$132 - $335

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 39€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena and arriving at Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße. Services depart once daily, 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 via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Frankfurt am Main is 356 km. The road distance is 449.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs 75€ - 120€.

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

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Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5 h and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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

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Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße station.

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  • Distance: 222.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main via Utrecht Centraal in around 5 h. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $20 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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
50 min
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
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Frankfurt am Main, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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
Night bus from Eindhoven to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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