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

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Train  •  37 min

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

$9 - $17

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Bus FlixBus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N31

$3 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus Syntus Utrecht  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag 195 / ...

$12 - $14

Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Rotterdam 35.3 miles

$5

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Utrecht to Rotterdam 36 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Rotterdam 36 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Rotterdam is 48 km. The road distance is 57.6 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal takes 37 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Rotterdam is to train which takes 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 50 min.

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Utrecht to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 29.9 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht to Rotterdam every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Rotterdam 4 times a week. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 50 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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Utrecht to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
syntusutrecht.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Utrecht to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Utrecht to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Taxi Utrecht Midland
Phone
+31 30 744 0878
Website
taxi-utrecht-midland.nl
J.A. van den Berg Taxi
Phone
+31 30 889 0754
SuTax
Phone
+31 30 266 1313
Website
sutax.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Rotterdam is 58 km. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Utrecht to Rotterdam.

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Book your Utrecht to Rotterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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