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from Rotterdam to Hamburg

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Travel Information to Hamburg from Rotterdam

distanceDistance257 miles (415 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€26) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€33) • 5 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 257 miles (415 km) from Rotterdam to Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Hamburg.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Hamburg, Germany if I’m coming from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Hamburg, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Hamburg from Rotterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Hamburg, Germany from Rotterdam?

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Rotterdam to Hamburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Hamburg 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 Hamburg?

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 10/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Rotterdam to Hamburg. You can take a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Rotterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $40 (€33) from Rotterdam to Hamburg.

What is the fastest way to get from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Hamburg is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 39 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 20 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

Hamburg is approximately 257 miles (415 km) away from Rotterdam.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Hamburg is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Rotterdam to Hamburg 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 Hamburg?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Hamburg, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Trains most often depart from Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Rotterdam to Hamburg?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Hamburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Rotterdam to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Hamburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Rotterdam to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $40 (€33).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Rotterdam and Hamburg ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Rotterdam to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Rotterdam to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Rotterdam to Hamburg one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $32 (€26) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $40 (€33) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Hamburg 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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