Travel from Rotterdam to Hamburg

Bus or train from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Hamburg via Amersfoort, Hengelo, and Osnabrück Hbf in around 6 hours 41 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 7 hours 25 minutes. Two other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg

ModeDurationPrice
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Hamburg airport, then train to Hamburg.3 h 41 min$101
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Bremen airport, line 6 tram to Bremen Hbf, then train to Hamburg.4 h 15 min$200
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam airport, fly to Hannover airport, train to Hannover Hbf, then train to Hamburg.4 h 29 min$193
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Brussels airport, fly to Hamburg airport, then train to Hamburg.5 h 6 min$61
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Utrecht Centraal, train to Düsseldorf Hbf, train to Dusseldorf airport, fly to Hamburg airport, then train to Hamburg.5 h 54 min$116
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Amersfoort, train to Hengelo, train to Osnabrück Hbf, then train to Hamburg Hbf.6 h 41 min$124
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Utrecht Centraal, train to Hengelo, train to Osnabrück Hbf, then train to Hamburg Hbf.6 h 50 min$124
From Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS bus to Hamburg.7 h 25 min$54
From Rotterdam Centraal train to Amsterdam, bus to HBF/Mönckebergstraße, then line 6 bus to Zimmerstraße.9 h 3 min$81
From Rotterdam drive to Hamburg.4 h 29 min$93

How long does it take to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

It takes approximately 3 hours 41 minutes to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Rotterdam and Hamburg?

No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Amersfoort, Hengelo and Osnabrück Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 hours 41 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Rotterdam and Hamburg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 hours 25 minutes.

Operators from Rotterdam to Hamburg

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Dutch Railways (NS)+31 30 751 5155Dutch Railways (NS)
EurowingsEurowings
KLMKLM
S-BahnS-Bahn
BSAG+49 421 5596-0BSAG
German Railways (DB)+49 0180 6 99 66 33German Railways (DB)
Brussels AirlinesBrussels Airlines
LufthansaLufthansa
Eurobahn0180 6 9 27 37 27Eurobahn
FlixBus+49 1807 123 99 123FlixBus
ThalysThalys
Polski Bus+48 22 417 62 27Polski Bus
HVV040/ 19 449HVV