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

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Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  2 h 39 min

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

$84 - $297

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Bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Berlin

$40 - $93

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Train, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 59 min

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

$62 - $245

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$83 - $179

Night bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee N31

$41 - $82

Drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Berlin 431.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to night bus which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Germany. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 32 min.

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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, Hannover Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Germany is 422 km. The road distance is 690.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Germany without a car is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs 70€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Rotterdam to Germany, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Rotterdam station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Germany is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs 70€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 85€ and takes 11 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Germany.
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  • Distance: 263.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Berlin via Amersfoort, Hannover Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Rotterdam to Berlin twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
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 15 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 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Berlin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
eurolines.de
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
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Berlin, Berlin Wannsee
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rotterdam to Germany bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Berlin station.

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Rotterdam to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Germany is 691 km. It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to drive from Rotterdam to Germany.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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