There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf Ice / ...

$119 - $181

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles Gare du Nord to Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring

$32 - $53

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Train, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Luxembourg Ic
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf Bus / ...
  4. Take the train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf Ice / ...

$65 - $106

Bus, train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf S 2 / ...

$65 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern 295.5 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Luxembourg, bus, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Luxembourg (LUX) AMS - LUX
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf
  4. Take the train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$116 - $328

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$96 - $304

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$97 - $310

Train to Brussels, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$146 - $366

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Strasbourg (SXB) AMS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  5. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf

$139 - $512

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein and arriving at Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring via Bruxelles Gare du Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Kaiserslautern Hbf via Utrecht Centraal, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Kaiserslautern is 360 km. The road distance is 472.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern without a car is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern is to train which takes 7 h 42 min and costs 100€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern.
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  • Distance: 225.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern via Utrecht Centraal, Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 7 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruxelles Gare du Nord in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $30
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Kaiserslautern Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $24
1st Class
$33 - $37
Train from Strasbourg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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
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 Zuidplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Bruxelles Gare du Nord to Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
turancar.sk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern bus services, operated by Turancar, arrive at Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring station.

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Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern train services, operated by S-Bahn, arrive at Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern is 473 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Rotterdam to Kaiserslautern.

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Kaiserslautern. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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