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Coaches from Dortmund to Rotterdam

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Dortmund to Rotterdam. Traveling by coach from Dortmund to Rotterdam usually takes around 5 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Union Ivkoni coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance131 mi (211 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price£10.46
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

Price trends for coaches from Dortmund to Rotterdam

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Dortmund to Rotterdam?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Dortmund to Rotterdam that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus35h 0m£18.52
Union Ivkoni15h 32m£22.05
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Dortmund to Rotterdam, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 0 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni

    Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable coaches offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Dortmund to Rotterdam, and the trip usually takes 5 hours and 32 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Dortmund to Rotterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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.

How long is the coach ride from Dortmund to Rotterdam?

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 131 miles from Dortmund to Rotterdam. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Dortmund?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all coaches from Dortmund to Rotterdam, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Dortmund to Rotterdam every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dortmund to Rotterdam; ticket prices start at £16.59.

City Information

Dortmund

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Dortmund used to be Germany's centre of steel and coal industries, but today is better known for the Borussia soccer team. It is Westphalia's largest city, and it offers lots of parks and open spaces to guests. There are also dozens of museums and local attractions in the area.

If you're ready to explore Dortmund, plan a visit to The Alter Markt, or Old Market. This century-old structure is in a pedestrian-friendly shopping area in the centre of Old Town. Get lost amidst its galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Your next stop could be St. Reinold's Church. Built during the 13th century, this church stands tall, with its 104-meter high tower visible from afar. If you're up to it, climb up the tower to get a sweeping view of the city.

Another interesting site to visit is the Zollern Colliery. This building used to be a coal mine, initially built in 1904. You might be picturing a dull old factory, but you'll be surprised by the stunning steel and glass structure with a red brick facade. Take a tour of the building to learn all about Dortmund's industrial past.

You can travel to Dortmund by nearly every form of transportation—we see you, hot air balloon enthusiasts. Flights operate from Dortmund Airport, and Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain provide train service. Coaches on carriers including FlixBus, Sindbad, Onebus, and Union Ivkoni connect Dortmund to cities throughout Germany and Europe.

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 does the coach leave from in Dortmund?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Most coaches depart from the main station in Dortmund.

All coach stations in Dortmund:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the coach arrive in Rotterdam?

Main arrival station: Conradstraat

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Rotterdam.

Coach stations in Rotterdam:

  • Conradstraat

  • Gooilandsingel 1016

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