How to travel from Hamburg to Rotterdam

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from Hamburg to Rotterdam

You can get from Hamburg to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Hamburg to Rotterdam on Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMHamburg Central Station5h40 05:25PMRotterdam Centraal
2 transfers
07:45PMHamburg Central Station13h40 09:25AMRotterdam Centraal
5 transfers
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01:45PMHamburg Central Station6h10 07:55PMRotterdam Centraal
2 transfers
05:45PMHamburg Central Station6h10 11:55PMRotterdam Centraal
2 transfers
09:15AMHamburg Central Station7h10 04:25PMRotterdam Centraal
4 transfers

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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Hamburg

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $71
fastestFastest modeTrain • $71 (€63) • 10 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 257 miles (415 km) between Hamburg and Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Rotterdam.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Rotterdam

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

International travel from Hamburg, 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 Hamburg?

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 3/8/23; 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 Hamburg and Rotterdam.

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

Is my journey back to Hamburg 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 Hamburg from Rotterdam?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 3/22/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Hamburg from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

There are 3 ways to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Hamburg and Rotterdam is by taking a flight with an average price of $14 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

Taking a flight is about $26 (€23) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€35) for this journey.

A flight is generally $58 (€51) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $71 (€63) from Hamburg to Rotterdam.

The fastest way from Hamburg to Rotterdam is by train with an average journey time of 10 h 37 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rotterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 257 miles (415 km) between Hamburg and Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Rotterdam is:

  • 6 buses a day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Hamburg Airport to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Hamburg to Rotterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Hamburg to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $40 (€35).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $71 (€63).

Yes, there are direct services available from Hamburg to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 2 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rotterdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Hamburg and Rotterdam.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Hamburg to Rotterdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Hamburg and Rotterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rotterdam and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Hamburg 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 costs $40 (€35) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $14 (€12) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $71 (€63) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Hamburg 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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