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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMAmsterdam Centraal0h39 08:54AMRotterdam Centraal
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$251One-way
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08:43AMAmsterdam Centraal1h12 09:55AMRotterdam Centraal
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09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal1h13 10:18AMRotterdam Centraal
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08:35AMAmsterdam Centraal1h13 09:48AMRotterdam Centraal
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08:05AMAmsterdam Centraal1h13 09:18AMRotterdam Centraal
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Jan 30
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Jan 31
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Feb 2
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Feb 4
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Feb 5
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Feb 7
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$5BlaBlaCar Bus
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Fri
Feb 11
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$7Flixbus
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
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Feb 15
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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ns

Take a bus or train to travel 35 miles (57 km) between Amsterdam and 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 $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Ns among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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 reach Rotterdam from Amsterdam?

There are 2 travel options from Amsterdam to Rotterdam: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rotterdam:

A bus is generally $13 (€11) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $20 (€17) from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

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

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 2 min.

How many miles from Amsterdam to Rotterdam would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Rotterdam from Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

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

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 when traveling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) to Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam depart from Amsterdam Centraal to 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 for buses to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Amsterdam to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $7 (€6).
  • Ns can take you to Rotterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Ns from Amsterdam to Rotterdam for $20 (€17).

Can I travel directly from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam?

Looking to extend your trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Amsterdam to Rotterdam usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or London. If you're looking to explore Brussels, Paris or London from Rotterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy tickets to Rotterdam from Amsterdam online for the best deals?

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 $7 (€6) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $20 (€17) one way 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.