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Traveling from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

Looking to travel from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 6 hours 45 minutes to travel from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 11 minutes though. You'll usually find 27 trains per day running along the 356 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be traveling with Regiojet train to get to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf start from $31.91 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 6h 45m to travel from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (356 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $31.91 when you book in advance.

First train

00:05

Last train

23:14

Departure station

Rotterdam

Arrival station

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Journey time

4h 11m

Distance

356 miles (221 km)

Frequency

27 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $31.91

Train and bus operators

Union Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, Regiojet, BlaBlaCar Bus

Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:05 15:48 4h 43m, 2 changes
11:58 16:58 5h 0m, 2 changes
13:05 17:51 4h 46m, 2 changes
13:11 18:40 5h 29m, 2 changes
13:14 18:40 5h 26m, 3 changes
13:44 18:48 5h 4m, 4 changes
15:20 19:31 4h 11m, 1 change
15:58 20:31 4h 33m, 1 change
17:20 21:31 4h 11m, 1 change
18:20 00:43 6h 23m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf starts at $31.91 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.

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 6 hours and 45 minutes, with around 27 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as $31.91 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Travelling from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The first train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The last train from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 23:14. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 221 miles (356 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 03/31/2023 for travel on 03/31/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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