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There are 4 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leeuwarden Intercity

€33 - €73

Cheapest option

Line 470 bus, train, bus, line 135 bus, line 350 bus, line 90 bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the line 470 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport 870 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Hoorn, Station 314
  4. Take the line 135 bus from Hoorn, Station to Den Oever, Busstation 135
  5. Take the line 350 bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Afsluitdijk, Kop Afsluitdijk 350
  6. Take the line 90 bus from Afsluitdijk, Kop Afsluitdijk to Bolsward, Busstation 90 / ...

€31 - €45

2 alternative options

Train, line 98 bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Heerenveen Intercity
  2. Take the line 98 bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Bolsward, Busstation 98 / ...

€32 - €64

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward 147 km

€18 - €27

Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward by train and bus

The journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Bolsward is around 3h 56m and covers a distance of around 245 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 19m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS) and Arriva NL, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Bolsward, Laag Bolwerk. Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 56m
Fastest journey time:
3h 19m
Journey distance:
245 km
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
€33
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:07
Last service departs at:
21:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward train and bus schedules

Departing Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Alphen aan den Rijn → Bolsward
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bolsward is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bolsward is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bolsward is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 44m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Bolsward is 119 km. The road distance is 147 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs €30 - €75.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward is 147 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Bolsward. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Bolsward.
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  • Distance: 119.1 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Bolsward, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht Centraal to Leeuwarden hourly. Tickets cost €19 - €45 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

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 Utrecht Centraal to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Schiphol Airport to Heerenveen
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €28
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €8
1st Class
€10 - €13
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Bolsward, Busstation
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Den Oever, Busstation to Afsluitdijk, Kop Afsluitdijk
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Afsluitdijk, Kop Afsluitdijk to Bolsward, Busstation
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
arriva.nl

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