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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$11 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 46.2 miles

$6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.4 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 45.4 miles

$11 - $16

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 42 min. Thalys also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is 57 km. The road distance is 73 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is to train which takes 42 min and costs 9€ - 35€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.