There are 7 ways to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand by train, plane, car, ferry or bus

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Train, fly  •  4 h 44 min

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

$112 - $300

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Train, drive, ferry  •  23 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Roskilde St. Ec
  5. Take the train from Roskilde St. to Kalundborg St. Re
  6. Drive from Kalundborg St. to Hirtshals Færgeterminal
  7. Take the ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai

Bus FlixBus  •  28 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Copenhagen
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Oslo 613
  3. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon 17

$129 - $227

Train, bus  •  31 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer 100 / ...
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Oldenburg(Oldb) Ic
  4. Take the bus from Oldenburg to Gothenburg 173
  5. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Oslo S 394 / ...
  6. Take the train from Oslo S to Kristiansand stasjon 50

Train, bus via Berlin Gesundbrunnen  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Gesundbrunnen Ice
  4. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Oslo
  5. Take the train from Oslo S to Kristiansand stasjon 50

$242 - $380

Bus via Szczecin  •  44 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Szczecin to Oslo
  3. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon 17

$124 - $193

Drive  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Kristiansand 1156.1 miles

$300 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand is to bus which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 44 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Kristiansand. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon via Copenhagen and Oslo bussterminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 51 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Kristiansand is 727 km. The road distance is 1849.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 51 min and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Rotterdam to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Nettbuss Travel AS, arrive at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Kristiansand is 1850 km. It takes approximately 18 h 52 min to drive from Rotterdam to Kristiansand.

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  • Distance: 454.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Kristiansand, Norway?

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Kristiansand via Copenhagen, Oslo, and Oslo bussterminal in around 28 h 51 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Kristiansand via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Gesundbrunnen
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Roskilde St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Roskilde St. to Kalundborg St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
dsb.dk
Nsb
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Oslo S
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Nsb
Norwegian Railways (NSB)
Website
nsb.no
Train from Oslo S to Kristiansand stasjon
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
nsb.no
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 Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Oslo
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Oldenburg to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Oslo
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
Swebus
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Nettbuss Travel AS
Phone
05070
Email
05070@nettbuss.no
Website
nettbuss.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
nettbuss.no
Konkurrenten
Phone
+47 37 93 15 15
Email
post@konkurrenten.no
Website
konkurrenten.no
Bus from Oslo to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
konkurrenten.no
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Phone
+47 815 44 444
Website
nor-way.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
arriva.nl
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Rotterdam to Szczecin
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Szczecin to Oslo
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Ferry operators
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
colorline.no

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Scandinavian Airlines and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Kristiansand Airport.

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