The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Amsterdam for Rotterdam every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||35 miles (57 km)|
|Average train duration||41 min|
|Average train ticket price||$18 (€17)|
|Train frequency||153 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 153 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Thalys or Eurostar|
Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 41 min with our travel partners like Thalys or Eurostar. Normally, there are 153 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $18 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $18 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
Find the best trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners Eurostar and Thalys from $18 (€17). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train to Rotterdam from Amsterdam, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).
Eurostar from Amsterdam to Rotterdam train information:
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Amsterdam and Rotterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Amsterdam and Rotterdam as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Amsterdam to Rotterdam train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 35 miles (57 km) trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.
Train information from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Thalys:
Rail links between most Dutch cities are excellent, with frequent services seven days a week on Europe's busiest rail network. Travelers looking to book the train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam can choose from departures 24 hours a day. Express connections with a high-speed operator can take as little as 39 minutes to reach Rotterdam, although most journeys on this route south through the Netherlands take just over one hour.
Round-the-clock timetables offer frequent direct trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. From midnight through the early hours of the morning, there's an hourly connection, and from the morning peak time throughout the day and evening, there are direct trains from Amsterdam to the southern city roughly every ten minutes.
The fastest direct train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is the Thalys express service, taking just 39 minutes to cover the 47-mile journey south. Some Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) international Intercity trains take two or three minutes longer. Most NS domestic Intercity services take between one hour and one hour 14 minutes, with some late-night and early-morning services taking up to 30 minutes longer to complete the trip.
Departure train station: Amsterdam Centraal station is 20 minutes' walk north of the historic center, with public transport connections provided by metro services, city ferries, and numerous tram routes stopping by the main entrance. Facilities on the station concourse include bars, coffee shops, restaurants, luggage storage lockers, ATMs, supermarkets, news vendors, and bookstores.
Arrival train station: Rotterdam Centraal station is located on the northern side of central Rotterdam, with frequent public transport connections available on trams, metro, and buses across the city. The concourse has a shopping mall, coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, ATMs, luggage storage lockers, car rental agencies, news vendors, and taxi stands.
Dutch national rail company NS provides frequent direct trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, offering Intercity services and some high-speed Intercity International trains. In addition, Thalys, the French-Belgian high-speed operator, provides regular fast connections between Amsterdam and Rotterdam on its international routes to Brussels and Paris.
NS runs direct trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam 24 hours a day. Its schedule includes hourly trains through the night and five or six services every hour throughout the day and evening. NS trains on this route include international Intercity high-speed expresses taking around 40 minutes, and domestic Intercity services taking a little over an hour for most connections.
French-Belgian operator Thalys provides an hourly train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam from early morning to mid-evening. This high-speed service, part of the Dutch leg of its international route to Belgium and France, has a journey time of 39 minutes.
NS trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam offer travelers a choice of first- and second-class seating and free WiFi. Thalys offers passengers standard, comfort, or Premium class seating, and its trains are equipped with a bistro car and free WiFi. Cyclists can take their bikes on off-peak-season NS trains and store them in the bicycle compartment for a small fee on domestic services and a slightly higher fee for international NS trains. Foldable bikes or dismantled bikes can be taken on board all trains for free. Small pets in carriers can travel for free on NS and Thalys trains, while larger dogs must be muzzled and are charged a small fee on both NS and Thalys services.
NS Intercity trains and Thalys services have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Passengers with limited mobility can request assistance from NS staff for boarding and alighting.
Fares for NS Intercity trains within the Netherlands are standardized, so it's easy to budget for the train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. With very frequent services on this route, advance booking is only necessary if a specific departure or seat is needed. For high-speed Thalys international services within the Netherlands, use the Omio booking platform to check prices and book in advance, as these comfortable trains are very popular.
There are a few train stations in Amsterdam to start your journey from including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel. In Rotterdam you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Rotterdam most often arrive at Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from this train station to the city center.
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