How to travel from Hamburg to Rotterdam

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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Hamburg

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 7 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $58 (€50) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

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

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from Hamburg to Rotterdam

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Hamburg to Rotterdam is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
01:15PM8h35
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
09:50PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
$761One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:15PM11h00
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
12:15AMRotterdam
$731One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM5h55
Hamburg Hbf
03:40PMRotterdam Centraal
$2121One-way
2 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
10:45AM6h10
Hamburg Hbf
04:55PMRotterdam Centraal
$1221One-way
4 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:45AM6h35
Hamburg Hbf
05:20PMRotterdam Centraal
$1221One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
12:55PM8h00
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
08:55PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
$831One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
03:55AM7h35
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
11:30AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
$831One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:30AM9h55
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
07:25PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
$841One-way
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Hamburg to Rotterdam

You can travel by travel between Hamburg and Rotterdam with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel 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 Hamburg to Rotterdam travel.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Hamburg to Rotterdam

      FAQs: 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.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options from Hamburg to Rotterdam: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Rotterdam is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

      Taking a bus costs $35 (€30) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $58 (€50) for the same trip.

      A bus is $8 (€7) less than a train with an average ticket price of $31 (€27) from Hamburg to Rotterdam.

      The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Hamburg is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

      Other travel options to Rotterdam take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 7 h 35 min of travel time.

      Train takes 5 h 35 min on average.

      The distance is approximately 257 miles (415 km) from Hamburg to Rotterdam.

      The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Rotterdam is:

      • 7 buses a day.
      • Around 7 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Hamburg to Rotterdam as scheduled services by train, bus or flight 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, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
      • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Hamburg to Rotterdam depart from Hamburg Airport to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
      • Most travelers take a train from Hamburg Hbf to Rotterdam Centraal.

      The following travel companies offer services from Hamburg to Rotterdam:

      • FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Rotterdam by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Hamburg to Rotterdam for $23 (€20) on Omio.
      • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Hamburg to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $58 (€50).
      • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Rotterdam by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Rotterdam for $46 (€40) on Omio.

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

      • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Rotterdam with FlixBus.

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

      Your trip from Hamburg to Rotterdam doesn't have to end in Rotterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels or Berlin to your Hamburg to Rotterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Rotterdam today!
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