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

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Recommended option

Line 165 bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the line 165 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef 165

3€ - 6€

3 alternative options

Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda Sprinter
  2. Take the train from Gouda to Zoetermeer Oost Sprinter

11€ - 23€

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer 22.1 km

50€ - 65€

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer 22.1 km

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.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
38 min
Fastest bus time:
34 min
Buses per week:
114
Cheapest price:
3€
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:14
Last bus departs at:
22:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus schedules

Alphen aan den Rijn → Zoetermeer
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Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Zoetermeer 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: 9 Jun 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.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer is to taxi which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 21 min.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Zoetermeer is 14 km. The road distance is 22.1 km.

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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€.

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The line 165 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer 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 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.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer.
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  • Distance: 13.7 km
  • Duration: 40 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.

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 Zoetermeer Oost
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 18€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Molenvliet to Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
Taxi from Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
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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Alphen aan den Rijn to Zoetermeer bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Zoetermeer, Vaartdreef station.

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

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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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