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Train Information between Rotterdam and Heidelberg

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Rotterdam to Heidelberg cover the 252 miles (407 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $40 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $40 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn between Rotterdam and Heidelberg

You can travel by train between Rotterdam and Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $40 (€33). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Rotterdam to Heidelberg train.

Rotterdam to Heidelberg train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 33 min
  • Average Price: $40
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam to Heidelberg
Travel by train to Heidelberg 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 Rotterdam to Heidelberg.
FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Heidelberg, Germany?

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

Is international entry into Heidelberg from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 Heidelberg, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Germany by train?

The restriction level for your return train to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Heidelberg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Rotterdam from Heidelberg restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Heidelberg?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Heidelberg closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap train tickets to Heidelberg from Rotterdam cost?
Train tickets between Rotterdam and Heidelberg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $40 (€33)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Heidelberg from Rotterdam?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Rotterdam to Heidelberg train to cost on average $40 (€33)  one way.
How far is it from Rotterdam to Heidelberg by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Heidelberg from Rotterdam by train to be approximately 252 miles (407 km).
How long is a train to Heidelberg from Rotterdam on average?
While the time it takes to travel 252 miles (407 km) between Rotterdam and Heidelberg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Rotterdam to Heidelberg train journey time is on average 9 h 23 min.
What is the departure train station in Rotterdam and arrival train station in Heidelberg?

When taking a train from Rotterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When you arrive in Heidelberg, your train can arrive in train stations including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Rotterdam Centraal   to Heidelberg Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Rotterdam located? Where is the arrival train station in Heidelberg located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Heidelberg Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Heidelberg.

Which train companies should I travel with from Rotterdam to Heidelberg?
For the best Rotterdam to Heidelberg train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Rotterdam to Heidelberg to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between Rotterdam and Heidelberg?
The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for Heidelberg is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg? What time is the last train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg?
The first Rotterdam to Heidelberg train departs at 4: 14 PM   and the last train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg leaves at 6: 14 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Rotterdam to Heidelberg on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Rotterdam to Heidelberg to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Rotterdam to Heidelberg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€33) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Rotterdam and Heidelberg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Heidelberg
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to Heidelberg.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar