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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Zaandam by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam Sprinter / ...

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Bus  •  23 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Noorderpark to Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat 391 / ...

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Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Zaandam 15.1 km

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zaandam 15.1 km

Amsterdam to Zaandam by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Zaandam is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 12 km. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Amsterdam to Zaandam train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Zaandam. Typically 464 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

464 Weekly Trains
12 min Average Duration
€6 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zaandam is to bus which costs €2 - €4 and takes 23 min.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Zaandam is to train which takes 12 min and costs €6 - €15.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Noorderpark and arriving at Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zaandam. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Zaandam is 8 km. The road distance is 15.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zaandam without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs €6 - €15.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Zaandam bus services, operated by EBS, depart from Amsterdam, Noorderpark station.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zaandam is to train which takes 12 min and costs €6 - €15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €2 - €4 and takes 23 min.

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  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Duration: 12 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €6 - €15 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, EBS operates a bus from Amsterdam, Noorderpark to Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €2 - €4 and the journey takes 23 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route 3 times a week.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
Other operators
Taxi from Amsterdam to Zaandam
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
€40 - €55
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Now
Phone
+31 20 2101325
Website
taxi-now.nl
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
Dutch Cab Company
Phone
+31 202101511
Website
dutchcabcompany.nl

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Amsterdam to Zaandam bus services, operated by EBS, arrive at Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Zaandam is 15 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Amsterdam to Zaandam.

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