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There are 7 ways to get from Rotterdam to Wismar 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 Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Wismar ZOB

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Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Wismar

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hamburg, train

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

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train

  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 Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hannover, train

  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 Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof

Train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Schwerin Hauptbahnhof to Wismar Bahnhof
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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wismar is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wismar is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Wismar 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, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Wismar is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Wismar is to drive which costs €110 - €170 and takes 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at Wismar ZOB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Wismar. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Wismar Bahnhof via Amersfoort Centraal, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and Schwerin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Wismar is 516 km. The road distance is 617.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Wismar without a car is to train which takes 9h 4m and costs €65 - €220.

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It takes approximately 9h 4m to get from Rotterdam to Wismar, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Wismar bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Wismar is to train which takes 9h 4m and costs €65 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Wismar.
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  • Distance: 516.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 4m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Wismar via Amersfoort Centraal, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and Schwerin Hauptbahnhof in around 9h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Wismar ZOB twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 10h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €230
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
57 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 Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Eurobahn
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 Hengelo to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hanover central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schwerin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Schwerin Hauptbahnhof to Wismar Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
metronom
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 Wismar ZOB
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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Rotterdam to Wismar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Wismar ZOB station.

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Rotterdam to Wismar train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Schwerin Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Wismar is 618 km. It takes approximately 5h 40m to drive from Rotterdam to Wismar.

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