How to travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Heidelberg

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $43
fastestFastest modeTrain • $36 (€32) • 6 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 252 miles (407 km) to Heidelberg from Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Heidelberg.

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Travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Heidelberg, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Heidelberg from Rotterdam restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Heidelberg, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Heidelberg from Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Rotterdam, Netherlands from Heidelberg, 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 Heidelberg?

  • 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 3/8/23. 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 Heidelberg here.

You can travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Heidelberg from Rotterdam is by taking a flight, which costs on average $12 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Heidelberg:

Taking a flight is usually $31 (€27) less than taking a bus to Heidelberg, which costs on average $43 (€38) for the same trip.

A flight is $24 (€21) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg costing on average $36 (€32).

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is by train with an average journey time of 6 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 16 h 12 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

Heidelberg is approximately 252 miles (407 km) away from Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Rotterdam to Heidelberg 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 from Rotterdam to Heidelberg:

  • Buses most often depart from Rotterdam at Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Heidelberg at Heidelberg, Alte Eppelheimer Straße (Hbf).
  • Trains mostly depart from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Heidelberg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Rotterdam to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $43 (€38).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Heidelberg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Rotterdam to Heidelberg tickets on Omio for $36 (€32).
Your trip from Rotterdam to Heidelberg doesn't have to end in Heidelberg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Frankfurt am Main, Berlin or Munich to your Rotterdam to Heidelberg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Heidelberg today!

Before traveling from Rotterdam to Heidelberg, 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 route is costing $43 (€38) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $12 (€11) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $36 (€32) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Heidelberg 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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