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There are 7 ways to get from Rotterdam to Minden (Station) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amersfoort Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Minden(Westf)

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Minden(Westf)

Train via Amsterdam

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Minden, Bahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Minden (Station)

Train, fly to Hannover

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Minden(Westf)

Train, fly to Dusseldorf

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Minden(Westf)

Train, fly to Bremen

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE)
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Wunstorf
  4. Take the train from Wunstorf to Minden, Bahnhof
Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Minden (Station) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Minden (Station) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Minden (Station) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Minden (Station) is to bus and train which costs €28 - €80 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Minden (Station) is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Minden (Station). However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Minden(Westf) via Amersfoort Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Minden (Station) is 307 km. The road distance is 347.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Minden (Station) without a car is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs €35 - €110.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Rotterdam to Minden (Station), including transfers.

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

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

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Rotterdam to Minden (Station) train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Minden(Westf) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Minden (Station) is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Rotterdam to Minden (Station).

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  • Distance: 307 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Minden (Station), Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Minden (Station) via Amersfoort Centraal in around 5h 1m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €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 Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Wunstorf to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wunstorf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Wunstorf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wunstorf to Minden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Transdev
Train from Wunstorf to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Transdev
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Minden(Westf)
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
National Express Rail
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hannover Airport.

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