There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Germany by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  2h 38m

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

84€ - 323€

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Bus  •  12h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz N1325

39€ - 47€

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Train, fly to Hamburg  •  3h 58m

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

54€ - 258€

Train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic / ...

58€ - 140€

Train via Zwolle  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Zwolle Intercity
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Berlin Hbf Intercity

64€ - 151€

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Berlin 693.5 km

95€ - 150€

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Germany. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] via S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Germany. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Amersfoort Centraal and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Germany is 422 km. The road distance is 693.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Germany without a car is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 55€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Rotterdam to Germany, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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

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What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Berlin via Amersfoort Centraal, Berlin Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 11h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
16€ - 21€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
80€ - 110€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Zwolle to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 55€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Rotterdam to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz station.

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Rotterdam to Germany train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Germany is 693 km. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Rotterdam to Germany.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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