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How to Travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the two largest cities in the Netherlands, but they are only 74 kilometers apart, making it easy to travel between them. There are no flights owing to the short distance, and the Netherlands doesn't have many intercity buses, so catching the train is easily the most reliable and comfortable way to make the trip.

Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam | Buses from Amsterdam to Rotterdam | Return trips from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Rotterdam Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€7

1:25 h

1 Day Ahead

Train

€15

0:37 h

1 Day Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Most buses traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk bus station and take at least 1:25 h to arrive at Rotterdam Conradstraat bus station. Usually 5 buses travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam everyday with buses beginning to depart Amsterdam at 9:30 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Ride sharing services like Bla Bla Car also frequently make the trip.


Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam


Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Trains depart from Amsterdam's Centraal train station and arrive at Rotterdam Centraal train station after as little as 37 minutes of travel time. All trains traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam are operated by NS— the Netherlands' national train company, with hundreds of trains making the trip every day.


Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam


Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Taking the train can be nearly an hour faster than taking the train and only costs €8 more on average. Ridesharing services like Bla Bla Car are also popular options for traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam considering how close these cities are to each other.


How to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, 66,73% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel to Rotterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.
FAQs
How do I get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Rotterdam from Amsterdam. You can take a bus or train.

How many miles from Amsterdam to Rotterdam would I travel?

The Amsterdam to Rotterdam distance is around 35 miles (57 km).

When traveling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam, what are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and Rotterdam?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Rotterdam:

  • Buses mostly leave from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and tend to arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
Which travel companies can take me from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Rotterdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
Can I find a direct route between Amsterdam and Rotterdam?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct bus services to Rotterdam with Flixbus.

Direct services to Rotterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Amsterdam and Rotterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rotterdam and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Amsterdam and Rotterdam online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $21 (€17) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Rotterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

The cheapest way to go to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rotterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $15 (€12) less than taking a train to Rotterdam, which costs on average $21 (€17) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

The quickest way to travel between Amsterdam and Rotterdam is by train, which takes on average 41 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Amsterdam City Centre
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Amsterdam Centraal
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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