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from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

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

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk1h10 07:25PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$71One-way
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09:00PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk1h00 10:00PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$61One-way
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07:55PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk1h15 09:10PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$71One-way
09:45AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk1h45 11:30AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$61One-way
02:15PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk1h20 03:35PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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$91One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$21
$6Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$21
$5Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$21
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
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$6Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$21
$10Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Sep 25
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Sep 26
$21
$5Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$21
$5Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$21
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$21
$6Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
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$7Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 2
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Oct 3
$21
$5Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$21
$5Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$21
$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$21
$7Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
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$6Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 9
$21
$5BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel Information between Amsterdam and Rotterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€17) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Travel 35 miles (57 km) by bus or train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or 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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FAQs
How do I get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

There are 2 ways to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam including taking a bus or train.

How do I get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Rotterdam:

A bus is generally $16 (€13) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $21 (€17) from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

What is the quickest way from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

How far is it from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

How many services a day are there between Amsterdam and Rotterdam?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
Who can get me from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

  • You can take a bus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€4) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.
Is there a way to travel directly from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

  • You'll find 50 direct trains a day to Rotterdam with, Thalys or.

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 route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Rotterdam from Amsterdam ends?
Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Paris or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rotterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $21 (€17) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Amsterdam City Centre
Amenities
Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
WC

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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