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.
The average ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam will cost around $ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 21.
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Of the 29 trains that leave Amsterdam for Rotterdam every day 29 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 57 km distance in an average of 49 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 39 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 14 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||35 miles (57 km)|
|Average train duration||41 min|
|Average train ticket price||$21 (€17)|
|Train frequency||50 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 50 direct trains a day|
Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam cover the 35 miles (57 km) long trip taking on average 41 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $21 (€17), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
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Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
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Thalys' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the following:
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.
Some of the Amsterdam train stations to Rotterdam you can start your journey from include Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Rotterdam include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving in Rotterdam Centraal.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 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 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.
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