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There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$11 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 46.2 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus, line 397 bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport 819 / ...
  2. Take the line 397 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein 397

$6 - $11

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.4 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.4 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to train which costs 9€ - 35€ and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Amsterdam, Leidseplein via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is 57 km. The road distance is 72.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs 9€ - 35€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to train which takes 40 min and costs 9€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 397 bus, which costs 5€ - 10€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 40 min. Thalys also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam via Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Schiphol, Airport in around 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Amsterdam, Leidseplein station.

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Amsterdam is 73 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rotterdam and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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