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

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Train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$134 - $208

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Bus via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam

$16 - $24

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 819 / ...

$26 - $44

Bus, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Bus / ...
  2. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Rotterdam Centraal

$47 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam 280.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly from Saarbrucken, train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$254 - $929

Bus to Luxembourg, fly, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Amsterdam (AMS) LUX - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$97 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken Hbf and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Mannheim Hbf, Duisburg Hbf and Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Rotterdam is 348 km. The road distance is 449.3 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Saarbrücken to Rotterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Saarbrücken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam is to train which takes 7 h 44 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 217.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam via Mannheim Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, and Utrecht Centraal in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Amsterdam via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Saarbrucken to Amsterdam via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Amsterdam via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Amsterdam via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Luxembourg to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
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 Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $36
1st Class
$50 - $55
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Noord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$30 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Saarbrücken to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Amsterdam Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Saarbrücken to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Rotterdam is 449 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Saarbrücken to Rotterdam.

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KLM, BMI Regional, Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Saarbrücken to Rotterdam train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Saarbrücken to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 577+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Saarbrucken Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs 28€ - 35€.

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