There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn Sprinter

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Bus, line 470 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam Airport 818 / ...
  2. Take the line 470 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum 470 / ...

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn 25.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn 25.1 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn 25.1 miles

$95 - $140

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn via Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Alphen aan den Rijn is 26 km. The road distance is 40.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn is to train which takes 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 470 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum station.

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Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Alphen a/d Rijn station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn.
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  • Distance: 16.2 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn via Gouda in around 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn via Amsterdam Airport and Schiphol, Airport in around 1 h 26 min.

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 Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
Uber Southern Netherlands
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$60 - $90
UberBLACK
$95 - $140
UberVAN
$100 - $150
Taxi from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn is 40 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Rotterdam to Alphen aan den Rijn.

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