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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

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

$19 - $59

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Rideshare  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Alkmaar to Rotterdam 61.4 miles

$6

4 alternative options

Train via Haarlem  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Alkmaar to Haarlem Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the train from Haarlem to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$18 - $33

Train #2  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Alkmaar to Rotterdam Centraal Sprinter

$17 - $30

Line 129 bus, train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the line 129 bus from Alkmaar, Kanaalkade to Purmerend, Tramplein 129
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$20 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Alkmaar to Rotterdam 62.3 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Alkmaar to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alkmaar to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alkmaar and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Alkmaar and Rotterdam is 81 km. The road distance is 99.7 km.

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The best way to get from Alkmaar to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs 16€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Alkmaar to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alkmaar to Rotterdam is 100 km. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Alkmaar to Rotterdam.

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  • Distance: 50.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Alkmaar to Rotterdam via Amsterdam Centraal in around 1 h 27 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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Alkmaar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Alkmaar to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Haarlem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Alkmaar to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Alkmaar, Kanaalkade to Purmerend, Tramplein
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alkmaar to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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