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There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam to Giethoorn by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Steenwijk Intercity

$25 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Leeuwarden 804
  2. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Steenwijk Sprinter / ...

$23 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Giethoorn 118.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Giethoorn is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Giethoorn is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Giethoorn is 142 km. The road distance is 189.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Giethoorn without a car is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs 22€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Rotterdam to Giethoorn, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Giethoorn is 190 km. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Rotterdam to Giethoorn.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Giethoorn. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Giethoorn, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Giethoorn hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min.

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 Steenwijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Leeuwarden to Steenwijk
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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