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Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  4 h 19 min

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

$89 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bremen 175
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Gothenburg 173

$61 - $140

5 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$118 - $301

Train  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ec
  5. Take the train from Koebenhavn H to Malmö Central
  6. Take the train from Malmö Central to Göteborg Central

$190 - $325

Bus, night train, night bus  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic
  3. Take the night bus from Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal

$125 - $221

Train, car ferry  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal Bus to Hamburg Hbf ZOB
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg

$165 - $263

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Gothenburg 790.5 miles

$190 - $280

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Gothenburg, Sweden?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Gothenburg via Amersfoort, Hannover Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, Koebenhavn H, and Malmö Central in around 17 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Gothenburg via Bremen in around 20 h 45 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal Bus to Hamburg Hbf ZOB
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Koebenhavn H to Malmö Central
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
dsb.dk
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
dsb.dk
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Website
sj.se
Train from Malmö Central to Göteborg Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$29 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$45 - $65
2nd Class Refundable
$45 - $70
1st Class Refundable
$65 - $95
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bremen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bremen to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$22
High
$37
Bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Night bus from Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Swebus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$61
Small Car
$61

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Gothenburg is 801 km. The road distance is 1265 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Gothenburg is to bus which costs 50€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Gothenburg is to train and fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 75€ - 250€.

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Göteborg Central via Amersfoort, Hannover Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, Koebenhavn H and Malmö Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Gothenburg via Bremen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Rotterdam to Gothenburg, including transfers.