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

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Train  •  41m

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

11€ - 35€

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Rideshare  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 46.2 miles

5€

3 alternative options

Bus, line 397 bus  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport 819 / ...
  2. Take the line 397 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein 397

6€ - 10€

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.6 miles

170€ - 210€

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.6 miles

9€ - 14€

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to train which costs 11€ - 35€ and takes 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Amsterdam, Leidseplein via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is 57 km. The road distance is 72.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 41m and costs 11€ - 35€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 41m including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to train which takes 41m and costs 11€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 397 bus, which costs 5€ - 10€ and takes 1h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 41m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 11€ - 26€ and the journey takes 41m. Thalys also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Amsterdam via Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Schiphol, Airport in around 1h 29m.

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 Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
1st Class
19€ - 26€
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
20€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Connexxion
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
170€ - 210€
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Amsterdam, Leidseplein station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Amsterdam is 73 km. It takes approximately 50m to drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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There are 2647+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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

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