There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Kiel by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Hengelo  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Hkx / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re / ...

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Hamburg
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re / ...

$29 - $121

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 7 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 Hbf Hkx / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Re / ...

Bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Hamburg 075
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Kiel 050 / ...

$37 - $67

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Kiel 365.5 miles

$85 - $130

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

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

$60 - $241

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Bremen, train  •  5 h 27 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
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$101 - $430

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Hannover, train  •  6 h 37 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
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

$122 - $389

Train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$62 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Kiel is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Kiel is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Kiel is 462 km. The road distance is 584.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Rotterdam to Kiel, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Kiel via The Hague and Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Amersfoort, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Kiel via Amersfoort, Hengelo, Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Kiel via The Hague and Hamburg in around 10 h 41 min.

Airlines
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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
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 Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 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
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
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
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from The Hague to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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