How to travel from Dortmund to Rotterdam

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Travel Information between Dortmund and Rotterdam

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€30) • 3 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 130 miles (210 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Rotterdam from Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dortmund to Rotterdam.

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International travel from Dortmund, Germany to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam if traveling from Dortmund?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Dortmund and Rotterdam.

The restriction level for your return to Dortmund, Germany from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Dortmund from Rotterdam restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Dortmund from Rotterdam?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dortmund from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Dortmund to Rotterdam: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Rotterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

A bus is generally $35 (€32) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $55 (€50) from Dortmund to Rotterdam.

A bus is $13 (€12) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Dortmund to Rotterdam costing on average $33 (€30).

The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Dortmund is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 19 min.

Other travel options to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 30 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 130 miles (210 km) from Dortmund to Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Dortmund and Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Dortmund to Rotterdam:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Dortmund Airport and arrive in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Dortmund Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dortmund to Rotterdam:

  • You can go to Rotterdam from Dortmund by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $20 (€18) with Flixbus from Dortmund to Rotterdam on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Dortmund to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€30) with Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Rotterdam.
Many of our customers traveling from Dortmund to Rotterdam don't make Rotterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rotterdam are Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rotterdam to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Dortmund to Rotterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $20 (€18) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $55 (€50) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $33 (€30) one way.

But we recommend booking Dortmund to Rotterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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