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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand 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, fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$111 - $315

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Train, bus via Lübeck Hbf  •  29 h 19 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 Lübeck Hbf Ic
  4. Take the bus from Lübeck 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

Bus  •  30 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bremen 175
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Gothenburg 173
  3. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Oslo 613
  4. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon 17

$112 - $209

Train, bus  •  31 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Zwolle
  2. Take the bus from Zwolle to Bremen
  3. Take the bus from Bremen to Gothenburg 173
  4. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Oslo S 394 / ...
  5. Take the train from Oslo S to Kristiansand stasjon 50

Bus via Szczecin  •  43 h 55 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

$123 - $192

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 43 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Kristiansand is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 49 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 Bremen, Gothenburg and Oslo bussterminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 50 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 train and bus which takes 29 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 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 Schiphol Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Rotterdam to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress, 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 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Kristiansand via Bremen, Gothenburg, Oslo, and Oslo bussterminal in around 30 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kristiansand via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
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 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 28 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 Lübeck to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bremen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bremen to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gothenburg to Oslo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rotterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Zwolle to Bremen
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Oslo Bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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
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
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

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