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There are 4 ways to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam by train, bus or car

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Train via Schiphol Airport  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Zaandam to Schiphol Airport Sprinter
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$18 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 818 / ...

$7 - $15

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal Sprinter

$13 - $24

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Zaandam to Rotterdam 51.5 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam is to train which costs 15€ - 50€ and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zaandam and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Zaandam and Rotterdam is 62 km. The road distance is 82.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs 15€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zaandam to Rotterdam is to train which takes 53 min and costs 15€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 16 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zaandam to Rotterdam is 82 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Zaandam to Rotterdam.

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  • Distance: 38.8 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

You can take a train from Zaandam to Rotterdam via Schiphol Airport in around 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zaandam to Rotterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. 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 Zaandam to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com

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