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Train Information from Dortmund to Rotterdam

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam cover the 130 miles (210 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 29 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

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Dortmund to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £17. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Dortmund and Rotterdam in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip from Dortmund to Rotterdam on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Dortmund and Rotterdam is 130 miles (210 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Dortmund to Rotterdam start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam
Travel by train 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 Dortmund to Rotterdam.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Dortmund, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands allowed?

Travel by train between Dortmund, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Dortmund restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Dortmund?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 22/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Dortmund closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Dortmund, Germany from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

Is my return train into Dortmund from Rotterdam restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Rotterdam?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

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

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

Last checked on 22/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dortmund from Rotterdam closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap train to Rotterdam from Dortmund cost?
You can find a cheap train from Dortmund to Rotterdam for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from Dortmund to Rotterdam?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Dortmund to Rotterdam train prices are on average £18  one way.
How many miles is it from Dortmund to Rotterdam by train?
The distance to Rotterdam from Dortmund by train is approximately 130 miles (210 km).
How long is the train between Dortmund and Rotterdam?
The Dortmund to Rotterdam train duration is on average 3 h 29 min, which is to be expected when travelling 130 miles (210 km) between Dortmund and Rotterdam. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Dortmund goes to Rotterdam? Which train station do I come into Rotterdam from Dortmund?

When taking a train from Dortmund, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. When you arrive in Rotterdam, your train can arrive in train stations including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Dortmund Hbf   to Rotterdam Centraal.

Where is the Dortmund train station located? Where is the Rotterdam train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Dortmund Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Dortmund. The most popular arrival train station in Rotterdam, called Rotterdam Centraal, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Dortmund to Rotterdam?
For the route from Dortmund to Rotterdam you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Rotterdam from Dortmund on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there from Dortmund to Rotterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Dortmund for Rotterdam is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Dortmund to Rotterdam? When does the last train depart from Dortmund to Rotterdam?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Dortmund at 07: 12. The last train leaves from Dortmund at 21: 20. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Dortmund to Rotterdam and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket to Rotterdam from Dortmund to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Rotterdam from Dortmund to cost on average £18 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Dortmund to Rotterdam train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Rotterdam
Dortmund Hbf
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