How to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

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from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

You can get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15AMAmsterdam1h02 11:17AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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08:38AMAmsterdam Centraal0h41 09:19AMRotterdam Centraal
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Travel Information between Amsterdam and Rotterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ns

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 35 miles (57 km) to Rotterdam from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Ns among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

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

Average Price

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 Tips: 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

There are 4 travel options from Amsterdam to Rotterdam: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $19 (€17) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a bus to Rotterdam, which costs on average $19 (€17) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is by train with an average travel time of 41 min.

Other travel options to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 55 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km) between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 105 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Amsterdam and Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Rotterdam:

  • You can travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $19 (€17) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.
  • You can travel by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Ns, and you can find Ns Amsterdam to Rotterdam tickets for $19 (€17) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Rotterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Rotterdam with Ns_ic, Thalys or Ns with 55 direct trains per day.

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.

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!

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $19 (€17) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $19 (€17) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Rotterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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