How to travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Dortmund

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $46
fastestFastest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 4 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 130 miles (210 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Rotterdam and Dortmund. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

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Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Dortmund, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Dortmund from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Dortmund, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

The current restriction level for returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Rotterdam, Netherlands from Dortmund, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Rotterdam from Dortmund?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Rotterdam from Dortmund here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund is by taking a flight with an average price of $13 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

Taking a flight is about $6 (€5) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€16) for this route.

A flight is generally $34 (€29) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $46 (€40) from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Dortmund is by bus with an average journey time of 4 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Dortmund by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 30 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Dortmund is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rotterdam and Dortmund 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 Rotterdam to Dortmund:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Rotterdam to Dortmund depart from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Dortmund Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Dortmund by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Dortmund for $19 (€16) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection to go to Dortmund by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Rotterdam to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $46 (€40).
Many of our customers traveling from Rotterdam to Dortmund don't make Dortmund their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Dortmund are Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dortmund to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $19 (€16) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $13 (€11) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $46 (€40) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Dortmund 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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