If you want to travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train to take around 5 hours 14 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 54 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 64 trains per day running on this route, which spans 131 miles (211 km). You’ll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Dortmund.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Rotterdam to Dortmund start from £18.14 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
It takes an average of 5h 14m to travel from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (211 km). There are normally 64 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund and tickets for this journey start from £18.14 when you book in advance.
From 3h 54m
131 miles (211 km)
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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.§
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 Rotterdam and Dortmund is 5 hours and 14 minutes, with around 64 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 Rotterdam to Dortmund is 3 hours and 54 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Rotterdam to Dortmund can start from as little as £18.14 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 Rotterdam to Dortmund. Travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Rotterdam to Dortmund leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rotterdam to Dortmund 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.
Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Dortmund cover a distance of around 131 miles (211 km) during the journey.