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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hamburg  •  3 h 48 min

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

$58 - $240

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg 848502 / ...

$24 - $80

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bremen, train  •  4 h 10 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 Hbf

$88 - $396

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  6 h 1 min

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

$63 - $168

Train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg  •  4 h 47 min

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

$32 - $175

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hannover, train  •  5 h 20 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

$117 - $355

Train via Osnabrück Hbf  •  6 h 49 min

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

Train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal Bus to Hamburg Hbf ZOB

$100 - $157

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Hamburg 075

$32 - $57

Train, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hamburg, ZOB 101

$77 - $121

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 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg is to train and fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 50€ - 210€.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Hamburg is 415 km. The road distance is 501 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Hamburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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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 Amersfoort and Osnabrück Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Hamburg via Amersfoort and Osnabrück Hbf in around 6 h 49 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg 4 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h. Two other operators also service this route.

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
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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
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)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $40
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
arriva.nl

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