Trains from Berlin to Rotterdam

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Berlin - Rotterdam Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 76 daily trains from Berlin to Rotterdam. Traveling by train from Berlin to Rotterdam usually takes around 8 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance380 mi (611 km)
Fastest train6h 29m
Lowest price$49.17
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Rotterdam?

In the last month, $49.58 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Rotterdam. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $132.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Rotterdam by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$85 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Rotterdam in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$147 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Rotterdam?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Rotterdam. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 57 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity58h 30m$122.54
DB Intercity-Express18h 21m$190.62
Deutsche Bahn578h 39m$154.21
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company2010h 41m$140.57
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Rotterdam start from $59, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 DB Intercity schedules to Rotterdam. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station . And in Rotterdam trains arrive at Rotterdam Blaak and 5 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Rotterdam train travel on DB Intercity takes 8 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rotterdam faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 29 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Rotterdam.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Rotterdam start from $155, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Rotterdam. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Rotterdam trains arrive at Rotterdam Noord .

    From Berlin to Rotterdam train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rotterdam faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 29 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Rotterdam start from $49, and on average cost . Daily there are 20 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Rotterdam. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Rotterdam trains arrive at Rotterdam Alexander and 5 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Rotterdam train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Rotterdam faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 29 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 28 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Rotterdam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Rotterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Rotterdam?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Rotterdam. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Rotterdam?

The distance between Berlin and Rotterdam is approximately 380 miles, or 611 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 29 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin to Rotterdam. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Rotterdam?

There are 76 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rotterdam to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Rotterdam

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With origins as a small fishing village in the 13th century, Rotterdam is now the largest port in Europe. The city's unique architecture attracts visitors from all over the world, with its many angular and glass buildings standing out among much of Europe's old-world architectural style. Rotterdam is worth visiting on its own, or travel on an entire tour of 8 Dutch cities.

The exciting contemporary feel of Rotterdam extends into its art and design scene, home to many modern art galleries and Groos, a vast and eclectic concept store selling pieces by Rotterdam-based designers. For a more traditional art museum, visit the Museum van Boijmans Beuningen, one of Europe's finest art galleries displaying works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Magritte.

Rotterdam is also home to a growing food scene, and visitors can experience this in the impressive Markthal. With over 100 stalls and restaurants, the Markthal is the best place for visitors to sample authentic local cuisine.

Getting to Rotterdam is simple, whether by sea, air, rail, or road. Several airlines fly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and a convenient shuttle bus offers frequent transport to the city. Rotterdam's Centraal Station also provides international train services across Europe, and FlixBus offers convenient travel from various locations throughout the continent. In addition, you can take a ferry to Rotterdam from Hull in the UK and experience the city's famous port first-hand.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main departure station: Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

Where is the train station in Rotterdam?

Main arrival station: Rotterdam Lombardijen

There are more train stations and stops in Rotterdam than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Rotterdam:

Train stations in Rotterdam:

  • Rotterdam Lombardijen

  • Rotterdam Alexander

  • Rotterdam Noord

  • Centraal Station

  • Rotterdam Blaak

  • Rotterdam Zuid

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