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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  41 min

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

11€ - 330€

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Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Central Station K1959 / ...

3€ - 10€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 74.9 km

5€

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 73.7 km

170€ - 210€

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 73.7 km

9€ - 14€

Amsterdam → Rotterdam
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  • 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 Rotterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam 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: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is to train which costs 11€ - 330€ and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Rotterdam Central Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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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 73.7 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 11€ - 330€.

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from 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 41 min and costs 11€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 10€ and takes 1h 30m.

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  • Distance: 57.5 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 11€ - 26€ and the journey takes 41 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Central Station once daily. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 30m. 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
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 26€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
55€ - 70€
Standard Premier
95€ - 120€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
170€ - 210€
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam Central 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 55 min to drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

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There are 617+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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