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Rotterdam to Dortmund by train

It takes an average of 3h 56m to travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (211 km). There are normally 49 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund and tickets for this journey start from $23.66 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 10m
Price$23.66 - $187.78
Distance131 miles (211 km)
Frequency49 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationDortmund
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

Rotterdam to Dortmund train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Dortmund for Tuesday Mar 9th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:12 00:46 3h 34m, 4 changes
09:34 00:55 3h 21m, 2 changes
09:45 01:46 4h 1m, 3 changes
10:03 01:55 3h 52m, 3 changes
10:16 01:46 3h 30m, 4 changes
10:45 02:46 4h 1m, 3 changes
11:12 02:46 3h 34m, 4 changes
11:34 02:55 3h 21m, 2 changes
11:46 03:46 4h 0m, 3 changes
00:12 03:46 3h 34m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund starts at $23.66 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from$23.66
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$54.09
on the day
avg. single price$62.53

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rotterdam to Dortmund

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam to Dortmund? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rotterdam to Dortmund take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Dortmund is 3 hours and 56 minutes, with around 49 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Rotterdam and Dortmund by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Dortmund is 3 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Dortmund cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund can start from as little as $23.66 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rotterdam to Dortmund?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam to Dortmund. Travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Rotterdam to Dortmund leave?

The first train from Rotterdam to Dortmund leaves at 11:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rotterdam to Dortmund leave?

The last train from Rotterdam to Dortmund leaves at 10:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Rotterdam and Dortmund by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund cover a distance of around 131 miles (211 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Dortmund for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/09/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/01/2021 for travel on 03/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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