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There are 6 ways to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

€10 - €24

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Utrecht 56.1 km

€4 - €7

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 388

€10 - €13

Bus via Rotterdam, Beurs  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 295

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Utrecht 58.1 km

€130 - €170

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht 58.1 km

€7 - €11

Rotterdam to Utrecht by train

The train journey time between Rotterdam and Utrecht is around 43 min and covers a distance of around 55 km. The fastest train normally takes 37 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Rotterdam to Utrecht train service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically 552 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
43 min
Fastest train time:
37 min
Train distance:
55 km
Trains per week:
552
Cheapest price:
€10
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:05
Last train departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam to Utrecht train schedules

Rotterdam → Utrecht
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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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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • 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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utrecht is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Utrecht 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: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to rideshare which costs €4 - €7 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to train which costs €10 - €24 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom and arriving at Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Utrecht is 48 km. The road distance is 58.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs €10 - €24.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal takes 38 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Rotterdam to Utrecht bus services, operated by Qbuzz, depart from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Utrecht is to train which takes 38 min and costs €10 - €24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 1h 30m.

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  • Distance: 47.8 km
  • Duration: 38 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €10 - €24 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, Qbuzz operates a bus from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde hourly. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Bus operators
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Qbuzz
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Hoog to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Syntus Utrecht
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Rotterdam to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
€130 - €170
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 Utrecht bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Utrecht is 58 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht.

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

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