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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

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

$11 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 46.6 miles

$6

2 alternative options

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

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is to train which costs 9€ - 35€ and takes 41 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 41 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 41 min and costs 9€ - 35€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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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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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 41 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 41 min. Thalys also services this route hourly.

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
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
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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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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