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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  •  41 min

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

€11 - €330

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Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N1386 / ...

€3 - €10

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 73.9 km

€5

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 73.3 km

€170 - €210

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam 73.3 km

€9 - €14

Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is around 50 min and covers a distance of around 69 km. The fastest train normally takes 36 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and Eurostar, the Rotterdam to Amsterdam train service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 781 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
50 min
Fastest train time:
36 min
Trains per week:
781
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:12
Last train departs at:
23:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam to Amsterdam train schedules

Rotterdam → Amsterdam
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COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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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 Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam 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: 16 Jun 2021
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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 - €330 and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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It is 57 km from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. It is approximately 73.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs €11 - €330.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central 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 41 min and costs €11 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €3 - €10 and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 57.5 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam 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 Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 4 times a day. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h 20m. 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 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 Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h
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 Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk
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 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
54 min
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
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl

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Rotterdam to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk 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 54 min to drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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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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