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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 18 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Rotterdam, Conradstraat3h55 12:40Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf
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08:45Rotterdam, Conradstraat3h55 12:40Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf
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07:50Rotterdam Centraal3h03 10:53Dortmund Hbf
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18:20Rotterdam Centraal3h01 21:21Dortmund Hbf
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10:20Rotterdam Centraal3h06 13:26Dortmund Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn

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18 Sep
£43Deutsche Bahn
19 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
20 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
£20Union Ivkoni International
21 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
22 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
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23 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14Union Ivkoni International
24 Sep
£22Deutsche Bahn
25 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
27 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
28 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn
29 Sep
£17Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information between Rotterdam and Dortmund

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £17 • 3 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 130 miles (210 km) to Dortmund from Rotterdam. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

Travel Tips

Travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund
Travel to Dortmund 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 Rotterdam to Dortmund.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Dortmund, Germany if I’m coming from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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 travelling 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 travellers 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 16/09/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey 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: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Dortmund restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • 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 14/09/2021. 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 my Rotterdam to Dortmund travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Rotterdam to Dortmund: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Rotterdam to Dortmund is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £17 from Rotterdam to Dortmund.

What is the fastest way from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

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

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

In comparison, getting to Dortmund by coach can take on average 3 h 30 min.

How far is Dortmund from Rotterdam?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Dortmund is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Rotterdam to Dortmund as scheduled services by coach 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 for travellers from Rotterdam to Dortmund:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and tend to arrive in Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains mostly depart from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rotterdam to Dortmund:

  • You can travel between Rotterdam and Dortmund by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £16 with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Dortmund.
  • You can take a train from Rotterdam to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Deutsche Bahn from Rotterdam to Dortmund.
Is there a direct service to Dortmund from Rotterdam?

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

  • You can travel directly by 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 change 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 who book a trip from Rotterdam to Dortmund often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rotterdam and Dortmund itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Dortmund and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Rotterdam to Dortmund tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £16 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £17 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Dortmund tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The RET Citybus 33 connects Rotterdam and Rotterdam Centraal
Rotterdam Centraal

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