Dortmund to Rotterdam by train

  • First train
    04:23
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 10m
  • Distance
    211 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 50m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dortmund to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam take around 3 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 211 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Rotterdam.

1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Rotterdam?

Journeys between Dortmund and Rotterdam usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Dortmund to Rotterdam every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Rotterdam?

The Dortmund to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Dortmund to Rotterdam train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 04:45 and the last train is around 22:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 04:21, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Dortmund to Rotterdam train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dortmund to Rotterdam by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Rotterdam?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dortmund to Rotterdam, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.