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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  37m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

$9 - $17

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Bus Qbuzz  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 388 / ...

$4 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus Syntus Utrecht  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 195 / ...

$11 - $13

Rideshare  •  57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Utrecht 35 miles

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  39m

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Utrecht 36.3 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  39m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht 36.3 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to train which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom and arriving at Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Utrecht is 48 km. The road distance is 58 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 37m and costs 8€ - 15€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal takes 37m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Rotterdam to Utrecht bus services, operated by Qbuzz, depart from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to train which takes 37m and costs 8€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 13€ and takes 1h 20m.

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  • Distance: 29.9 miles
  • Duration: 37m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Utrecht hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 37m. Alternatively, Qbuzz operates a bus from Rotterdam to Utrecht hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $15 and the journey takes 1h 20m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
Qbuzz
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
syntusutrecht.nl
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
arriva.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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rotterdam to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
39m
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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Rotterdam to Utrecht bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Utrecht is 58 km. It takes approximately 39m to drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht.

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Book your Rotterdam to Utrecht bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 434+ hotels available in Utrecht. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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

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