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There are 11 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.

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

  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  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 268 / ...

$15 - $70

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Train, bus  •  8 h 13 min

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

$34 - $52

Rideshare  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Frankfurt 283.9 miles

$45

Drive, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$89 - $135

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main 281 miles

$65 - $100

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

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

$77 - $291

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 5 min

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

$95 - $299

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h

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

$127 - $363

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 59 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 - $341

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$98 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is to train and bus which costs 29€ - 45€ 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 costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 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 2 min.

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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 2 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 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 2 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 222.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
regiojet.com
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 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.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
$45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol 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 FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main is 450 km. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Rotterdam to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rotterdam and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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