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Rotterdam - Hanover Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 52 daily trains from Rotterdam to Hanover. Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Hanover usually takes around 7 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Fastest train5h 0m
Lowest price€23.03
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Rotterdam to Hanover?

2 train services operate from Rotterdam to Hanover. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 42 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn427h 20m€61.37
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company147h 12m€61.73
  • 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 train tickets from Rotterdam to Hanover start from €33, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Hanover. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Rotterdam leaves from Rotterdam Alexander and one other station. And in Hanover trains arrive at Hannover-Vinnhorst and one other train station.

    From Rotterdam to Hanover train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hanover faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 32 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hanover.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Rotterdam to Hanover. 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.

The distance between Rotterdam and Hanover is approximately 225 miles, or 362 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours,

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.

Trains from Rotterdam to Hanover are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Rotterdam at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 52 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 Hanover to Rotterdam.

City Information

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.

Hanover

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Situated on the River Leine, Hanover is the largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. This historic city is now an important commercial center and home to a large university, the Leibniz University Hanover.

Aside from industry, Hanover is known for being a hub for festivals in Germany. The city is always celebrating something, but two of the biggest events are the hugely popular Oktoberfest Hanover and the Hanover Schutzenfest, a target shooting competition.

Even if you skip the revelry at these festivals, Hanover offers a rich cultural experience in its world-class museums, theaters, and galleries. One of Hanover's cultural centerpieces is the Hanover Opera House. Built in 1852, this impressive building hosts opera performances during opera season, from September to June.

Like most of Germany, Hanover is extremely accessible thanks to robust transport options. Hanover Airport is served by many major airlines, while the train station has many connections from various destinations across the country. Plus, intercity bus service on BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, FlixBus, and more connects Hanover to other German cities, including Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, and more.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rotterdam?

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Main departure station: Rotterdam Alexander

Rotterdam Alexander is a railway station in the northwest of Rotterdam. The station operates metro and overground services, with trains to Groningen, Utrecht, and Amsterdam, plus Metro stops across the city. The station is in a large, modern glass building with clear signage, and there are cafes, bars, and ticket counters inside. The station has been undergoing renovation, so it may have even more to offer in the future. Regardless, the station is in a busy area, so you can find lots of shops and restaurants, such as McDonald's and Sushi Lounge, as well as a huge shopping centre containing Mango, Zara, H&M, and many more popular shops nearby.

All train stations in Rotterdam:

  • Rotterdam Alexander

  • Rotterdam Lombardijen

Where is the train station in Hanover?

Main arrival station: Hannover-Vinnhorst

Hanover receives travelers from Rotterdam at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Hanover:

  • Hannover-Vinnhorst

  • Hannover Anderten-Misburg

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