There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 46 min

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

$59 - $224

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Hamburg 075 / ...

$24 - $80

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bremen, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor

$100 - $388

Train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 55 min

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

$62 - $176

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hannover, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

$118 - $344

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM

$88 - $203

Train via Hengelo  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$85 - $152

Train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Osnabruck Hbf
  3. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor Ic / ...

$89 - $146

Bus Arriva NL  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 195 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hamburg, ZOB 101

$82 - $118

Drive, train  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Münster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...

$102 - $153

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Hamburg 312.9 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg is to bus which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Hamburg Hbf via Utrecht Centraal, Hengelo and Osnabrück Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Hamburg is 415 km. The road distance is 500.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 65€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 259.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Hamburg via Utrecht Centraal, Hengelo, Osnabruck Hbf, and Osnabrück Hbf in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Amsterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
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
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
syntusutrecht.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
arriva.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Rotterdam to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg station.

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Rotterdam to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Hamburg is 501 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Rotterdam to Hamburg.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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