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

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda Sprinter
  2. Take the train from Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

€12 - €24

Cheapest option

Line 165 bus, line 170 bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the line 165 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Centrum West 165
  2. Take the line 170 bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro 170

€8 - €9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam 40 km

€95 - €120

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam 40 km

€5 - €8

Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam by train

The train journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Rotterdam is around 50 min and covers a distance of around 41 km. The fastest train normally takes 46 min. Operated by Connexxion and Dutch Railways (NS), the Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam train service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Rotterdam Centraal. Typically 390 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
50 min
Fastest train time:
46 min
Train distance:
41 km
Trains per week:
390
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:09
Last train departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, August 1, 2021

Alphen aan den Rijn → Rotterdam
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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 Rotterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam is to drive which costs €5 - €8 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam is to taxi which costs €95 - €120 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Rotterdam is 26 km. The road distance is 40 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs €12 - €24.

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It takes approximately 47 min to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam train services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Alphen a/d Rijn station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam is to train which takes 47 min and costs €12 - €24. Alternatively, you can line 165 bus and line 170 bus, which costs €8 - €10 and takes 1h 35m.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam is 40 km. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam.

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  • Distance: 26 km
  • Duration: 47 min

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

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam via Gouda in around 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam via Zoetermeer, Centrum West, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro, and Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs in around 1h 35m.

Train operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Connexxion
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 Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€13 - €19
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Centrum West
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
RET
Phone
+31 900 5006010
Email
klantenservice@ret.nl
Website
ret.nl
Bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
RET
Other operators
Taxi from Alphen aan den Rijn to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
€95 - €120
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
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
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl

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