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Train Information to Rotterdam from Hamburg

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Hamburg to Rotterdam cover the 257 miles (415 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $37 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $27 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

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Deutsche Bahn between Hamburg and Rotterdam

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Rotterdam from $27 (€23) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Hamburg and Rotterdam. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: $27

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Hamburg and Rotterdam:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply


Deutsche Bahn trains from Hamburg to Rotterdam

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Hamburg to Rotterdam. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Hamburg to Rotterdam and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from Hamburg to Rotterdam
Travel by train to Rotterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Rotterdam.
FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Hamburg, Germany to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Hamburg to Rotterdam before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Hamburg, Germany?

Return travel from Netherlands to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Hamburg from Rotterdam?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Rotterdam?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/5/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Hamburg from Rotterdam.

How much does a cheap train to Rotterdam from Hamburg cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Hamburg and Rotterdam for as low as $27 (€23)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Rotterdam from Hamburg on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Rotterdam train price to come in at an average of $37 (€31)  one way.
What is the distance to Rotterdam from Hamburg by train?
You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km)  from Hamburg to Rotterdam by train.
How long is the train from Hamburg to Rotterdam?
On average the Hamburg to Rotterdam train time is 6 h 24 min  covering the 257 miles (415 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Hamburg to Rotterdam do I depart from? Which Rotterdam train station from Hamburg do I arrive in?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Rotterdam, you can end your journey in train stations like Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak.

Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf   to Rotterdam Centraal   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Hamburg? Where is the train station in Rotterdam?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Hamburg Hbf, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center of Hamburg.

The most popular arrival train station, Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city center of Rotterdam.

What train providers go from Hamburg to Rotterdam?
For the route from Hamburg to Rotterdam you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Hamburg to Rotterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there to Rotterdam from Hamburg?
The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Rotterdam is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Hamburg to Rotterdam? When does the last train depart from Hamburg to Rotterdam?
The first Hamburg to Rotterdam train departs at 4: 46 AM   and the last train from Hamburg to Rotterdam leaves at 11: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Hamburg to Rotterdam on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Rotterdam from Hamburg for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Hamburg to Rotterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $37 (€31) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Hamburg to Rotterdam a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Rotterdam
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your trip to Rotterdam.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 4039184400
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE