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 Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Rotterdam is 5 hours and 43 minutes, with around 24 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam is 4 hours and 17 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam can start from as little as €27.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam leaves at 23:24. 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.
Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 221 miles (356 km) during the journey.