How to get to Heidelberg from Rotterdam

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from Rotterdam to Heidelberg

How to get to Heidelberg from Rotterdam by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Deutsche Bahn with connection
Rotterdam Centraal
15:11Heidelberg Hbf
5 changes
Deutsche Bahn with connection
Rotterdam Centraal
15:11Heidelberg Hbf
5 changes
Deutsche Bahn
Rotterdam Centraal
13:45Heidelberg Hbf
5 changes
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
Rotterdam Centraal
14:13Heidelberg Hbf
4 changes
Deutsche Bahn
Rotterdam Centraal
14:23Heidelberg Hbf
3 changes

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Heidelberg

distanceDistance252 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£30 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £21 • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 5 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 252 miles by train or coach to Heidelberg from Rotterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Travel on Deutsche Bahn, KLM and FlixBus travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel 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 Rotterdam to Heidelberg travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg: Economy and Business.

        FAQs: Rotterdam to Heidelberg

        FAQs: Travel to Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg.

        There are 2 travel options from Rotterdam to Heidelberg. You can take a train or coach.

        The cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is a coach with an average price of £21.

        This is compared to other travel options from Rotterdam to Heidelberg:

        Taking a coach costs less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of.

        Taking a coach costs less than taking a flight, which costs on average for the same trip.

        Taking a coach costs £9 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £30.

        The quickest way to travel from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is by train, which takes on average 5 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 9 h 15 min of travel time.

        The distance between Rotterdam and Heidelberg is around 252 miles.

        The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Heidelberg is:

        • Around 2 coaches per day.
        • Around 5 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Rotterdam to Heidelberg as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Rotterdam to Heidelberg:

        • Coaches mostly leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and tend to arrive in Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof.
        • Trains mostly leave from Rotterdam Centraal and tend to arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.

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

        • You can take a coach from Rotterdam to Heidelberg with FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for £21 with FlixBus from Rotterdam to Heidelberg.
        • You can travel by train from Rotterdam to Heidelberg with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Rotterdam to Heidelberg tickets for £30 on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Rotterdam to Heidelberg with the following travel companies:

        • Direct coach available with FlixBus 1 direct coach per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Heidelberg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rotterdam to Heidelberg.

        Looking to extend your trip from Rotterdam to Heidelberg? Many Omio customers who go from Rotterdam to Heidelberg usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Munich, Berlin or Stuttgart. If you're looking to explore Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Munich, Berlin or Stuttgart from Heidelberg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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