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There are 12 ways to get from Rotterdam to Italy by train, plane, car train, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN

$57 - $278

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Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN

$55 - $276

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bologna  •  4 h 32 min

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

$88 - $351

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Florence  •  4 h 42 min

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

$77 - $308

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP

$58 - $261

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Turin  •  5 h 8 min

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

$80 - $319

Train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$336 - $430

Train, car train  •  22 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
  3. Take the car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

$175 - $307

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Paris, Paris 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome N1729

$107 - $183

Bus Eurolines FR  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$180 - $281

Drive, train  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Rome

$284 - $419

Drive  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Rome 1031.8 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Italy is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Italy is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 310€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Italy. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Paris, Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Italy. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Italy is 1202 km. The road distance is 1650.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Italy without a car is to train which takes 14 h 40 min and costs 290€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Rotterdam to Italy, including transfers.

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

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Rotterdam to Italy train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Italy is to train which takes 14 h 40 min and costs 290€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 160€ and takes 25 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Italy.
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  • Distance: 751 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Italy?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Rome via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Rome via Paris, Paris, Rome, and Staz.ne Tiburtina in around 25 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Utrecht Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Köln Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Rotterdam to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Italy is 1651 km. It takes approximately 15 h 24 min to drive from Rotterdam to Italy.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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