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There are 8 ways to get from Rotterdam to Münster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Duisburg Hbf  •  4 h 39 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 Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$73 - $112

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Düsseldorf 268 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Münster 027

$15 - $69

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Intercity
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort to Rheine Intercity

$36 - $84

Bus, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the Bus from Rotterdam to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$72 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Münster 155.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf

$92 - $343

Train, fly to Bremen  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf

$109 - $418

Train, fly to Muenster  •  6 h

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

$152 - $562

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Münster is to bus which costs 12€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Münster is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Münster. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Münster via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Münster. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Münster(Westf)Hbf via Utrecht Centraal and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Münster is 216 km. The road distance is 248.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Münster without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 60€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Rotterdam to Münster, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Münster is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 60€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 134.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Münster via Utrecht Centraal and Duisburg Hbf in around 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Münster via Düsseldorf in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Muenster via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amersfoort to Rheine
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf to Münster
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Düsseldorf, Hbf., Worringer Str.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Rotterdam to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Rotterdam to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Münster is 248 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Rotterdam to Münster.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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