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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

10€ - 24€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Rotterdam 56.1 km

4€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 20m

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

7€ - 20€

Bus via Rotterdam, Beurs  •  1h 29m

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

11€ - 14€

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Utrecht to Rotterdam 60.5 km

140€ - 170€

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Rotterdam 60.5 km

8€ - 12€

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

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Rotterdam is to train which costs 10€ - 24€ and takes 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde and arriving at Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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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 60.5 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 10€ - 24€.

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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 Qbuzz, depart from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 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 10€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 20€ and takes 1h 20m.

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  • Distance: 47.8 km
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 10€ - 24€ and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, Qbuzz operates a bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom hourly. Tickets cost 10€ - 14€ 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.

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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
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Bus operators
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Qbuzz
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Utrecht to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Eurolines FR
Syntus Utrecht
Website
syntusutrecht.nl
Bus from Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Capelsebrug Laag
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Syntus Utrecht
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Utrecht to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Utrecht to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
140€ - 170€
Taxi Utrecht Midland
Phone
+31 30 744 0878
Website
taxi-utrecht-midland.nl
J.A. van den Berg Taxi
Phone
+31 30 889 0754

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Utrecht to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Rotterdam, Kralingse Zoom station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Rotterdam is 60 km. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Utrecht to Rotterdam.

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There are 734+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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