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Train Information between Hanover and Rotterdam

distanceDistance224 miles (361 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£19 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Hanover to Rotterdam cover the 224 miles (361 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £19, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Hannover Hbf and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

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Hanover to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as £17 you can travel by train between Hanover and Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Hanover to Rotterdam train.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Hanover and Rotterdam and when travelling by train:

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

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Hanover 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 Hanover to Rotterdam.
    Is travel by train currently allowed from Hanover, Germany to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

    Travel between Hanover, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Hanover?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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 safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

    When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Hanover and Rotterdam before travelling.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rotterdam to Hanover is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Netherlands?

    Reentry to Germany 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?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • 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 Hanover, Germany?

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

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

    Last verified on 25/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Rotterdam to Hanover train here.

    How much do cheap trains from Hanover to Rotterdam cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Hanover to Rotterdam for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Hanover to Rotterdam?
    The Hanover to Rotterdam train ticket price is on average £19  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    What is the distance between Hanover and Rotterdam by train?
    The train distance from Hanover to Rotterdam is around 224 miles (361 km).
    What is the average Hanover to Rotterdam train duration?
    On average the Hanover to Rotterdam train time is 5 h 9 min  covering the 224 miles (361 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which train station from Hanover to Rotterdam do I depart from? Which Rotterdam train station from Hanover do I arrive in?

    Some of the Hanover train stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include Hannover Hbf, Hannover-Kleefeld and Hannover Bismarckstr. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Hannover Hbf   and arriving in Rotterdam Centraal.

    Where do I find the Hanover train station to Rotterdam? Where is the Rotterdam train station?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Hannover Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Rotterdam Centraal, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Hanover to Rotterdam?
    For the route from Hanover 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 between Hanover and Rotterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains per day are there to Rotterdam from Hanover?
    On average, there are 3 trains a day from Hanover to Rotterdam. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Hanover to Rotterdam?
    The first Hanover to Rotterdam train departs at 07: 56   and the last train from Hanover to Rotterdam leaves at 20: 40. Check out the most up-to-date Hanover to Rotterdam train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I purchase Hanover to Rotterdam train tickets to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Hanover to Rotterdam is on average £19 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Hanover to Rotterdam available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Hannover Hbf is the most popular Hanover railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hanover for your journey to Rotterdam.
    Amenities at station
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, NJ, FLX 30, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE8, RE10, RE30, RE60, RE70, RB38
    S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S4, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S21, S51
    U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U7, U8, U9