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Rotterdam to Bern by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    23:44
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 36m
  • Distance
    594 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Rotterdam to Bern by train

Fast trains from Rotterdam to Bern take around 7 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 594 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Bern.

1. Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Bern?

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

We usually find around 12 departures on the route from Rotterdam to Bern 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 20 departures.

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

The Rotterdam to Bern train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bern is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 05:00, and the last at 23:18.

When to book Rotterdam to Bern train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Rotterdam to Bern by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Bern?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • IC direct
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • SBB
  • TGV
  • Thalys

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

Bern to Rotterdam by train

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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.