There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, taxi 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  •  42 min

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

$11 - $40

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 818 / ...

$3 - $7

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 46.6 miles

$6

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 46.5 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 46.5 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Rotterdam is 57 km. The road distance is 74.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Amsterdam to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 42 min. Thalys also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam every 2 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Rotterdam is 74 km. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

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

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