There are 4 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer by bus, train, taxi or car
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Line 165 bus • 40 min
3€ - 6€
3 alternative options
Train • 47 min
11€ - 23€
Taxi • 21 min
50€ - 65€
Drive • 21 min
2€ - 4€
Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer by buses
The bus journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Zoetermeer is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 21 km. The fastest bus normally takes 34 min. Operated by Arriva NL, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet and arrives in Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef. Typically 114 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus schedules
Buses departing Monday, June 14, 2021
Buses departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cost-effective way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer is to drive, which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 21 min.
The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer is to taxi which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 21 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet and arriving at Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.
No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Zoetermeer Oost via Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 min.
The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Zoetermeer is 14 km. The road distance is 22.1 km.
The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer without a car is to line 165 bus which takes 40 min and costs 3€ - 6€.
The line 165 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet station.
Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer train services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Alphen a/d Rijn station.
The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer is to line 165 bus which takes 40 min and costs 3€ - 6€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11€ - 23€ and takes 47 min.
What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Zoetermeer, Netherlands?
Arriva NL operates a bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef hourly. Tickets cost 3€ - 6€ and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer via Gouda in around 47 min.
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.
Train from Gouda to Zoetermeer Oost
- Ave. Duration
- 12 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- 7€ - 18€
- Dutch Railways (NS)
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- Netherlands Rail Pass
- 2nd Class
- 7€ - 11€
- 1st Class
- 12€ - 18€
- Ave. Duration
- 21 min
- Estimated price
- 50€ - 65€
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Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef station.
Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Zoetermeer Oost station.
Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer is 22 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer.
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