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from Rotterdam to Dortmund

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rotterdam to Dortmund on Oct 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:14PMRotterdam Centraal3h37 08:51PMDortmund Hbf
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$231One-way
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05:14PMRotterdam Centraal3h37 08:51PMDortmund Hbf
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$231One-way
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02:14PMRotterdam Centraal3h30 05:44PMDortmund Hbf
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$231One-way
05:14PMRotterdam Centraal3h59 09:13PMDortmund Hbf
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$231One-way
11:40AMRotterdam, Conradstraat3h35 03:15PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
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$241One-way

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Sat
Oct 16
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
Oct 17
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Union Ivkoni International
Mon
Oct 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$44Flixbus
Tue
Oct 19
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Wed
Oct 20
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Union Ivkoni International
Fri
Oct 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20Union Ivkoni International
Sun
Oct 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
Thu
Oct 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Nov 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Nov 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Union Ivkoni International
Fri
Nov 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20Union Ivkoni International

Travel Information between Rotterdam and Dortmund

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€18) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 3 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 130 miles (210 km) by bus or train between Rotterdam and Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

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Travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund
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FAQs
Is international travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Dortmund, Germany allowed?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Dortmund, Germany due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 10/15/21; 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 Rotterdam and Dortmund.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Dortmund, Germany?

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

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Dortmund restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands 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 Netherlands was last checked on 10/13/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Dortmund closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

There are 2 ways to get from Rotterdam to Dortmund: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

The cheapest way to travel between Rotterdam and Dortmund is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $23 (€19) for this trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 1 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

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

How many services a day are there to Dortmund from Rotterdam?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Dortmund is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Rotterdam? Where do I arrive in Dortmund?

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, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Rotterdam to Dortmund depart from Rotterdam Centraal to Dortmund Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Rotterdam to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $22 (€18).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Rotterdam to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).
Is there a direct service from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

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

  • You can take a direct train with with 6 direct trains per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Dortmund from Rotterdam?
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!
When should I purchase a ticket from Rotterdam to Dortmund online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Rotterdam to Dortmund, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $22 (€18) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $23 (€19) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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