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Rotterdam - Düsseldorf Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 41 daily trains from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf usually takes around 3 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance110 mi (177 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest price€19.52
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Which train should you take from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf?

There are 3 train lines with service from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 40 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity33h 9m€41.87
Deutsche Bahn113h 28m€42.20
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company403h 30m€38.98
  • Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • 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 Düsseldorf start from €20, and on average cost . Daily there are 40 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Rotterdam leaves from Rotterdam Noord and 5 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station .

    From Rotterdam to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Rotterdam and Düsseldorf is approximately 110 miles, or 177 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Rotterdam at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 41 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 Düsseldorf 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.

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rotterdam?

Main departure station: Rotterdam Noord

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Rotterdam where you can board the train.

All train stations in Rotterdam:

  • Rotterdam Noord

  • Rotterdam Alexander

  • Rotterdam Blaak

  • Centraal Station

  • Rotterdam Zuid

  • Rotterdam Lombardijen

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

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Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station

Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf HBF) is the main transport hub for, you guessed it, Düsseldorf. The station operates both long-distance and intercity services by ICE and Deutsche Bahn, to destinations such as Paris, Zurich, Vienna, and Munich. The station has extensive facilities, including waiting areas, vending machines, restrooms, shops and cafes, and even a grocery store, bakery, and Starbucks. The station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center, which is home to many hotels and shops, and the main coach station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

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