How to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

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from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on Aug 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:11AMRotterdam Centraal0h40 08:51AMAmsterdam Centraal
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05:55AMRotterdam, Conradstraat1h41 07:36AMAmsterdam
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08:24AMRotterdam Centraal0h41 09:05AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:41AMRotterdam Centraal0h41 09:22AMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:51AMRotterdam Centraal0h41 09:32AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Rotterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€5) • 59 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ns

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 35 miles (57 km) between Rotterdam and 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ns among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

There are several transportation options available from Rotterdam to Amsterdam including buses and trains. Buses are generally the most affordable option for commuters who wish to journey between the two cities. Since the cities are located fairly close to each other, flights are not available. Journeys between the cities are short and fast, whether you opt to travel by bus or train. You can also opt for a fast and affordable rideshare option or hire a rental car to travel between the two cities.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Most buses traveling from Rotterdam to Amsterdam depart from Rotterdam Conradstraat bus station and take at least 1:25 h to arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk bus station. Usually 2-3 buses travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam everyday with buses beginning to depart Amsterdam at 9:45 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Ride sharing services like Bla Bla Car also frequently make the trip.

Fastest way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam


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

Most popular way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam


Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. 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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam considering how close these cities are to each other.

How to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, 62,20% 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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam 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 from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam 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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

You can travel between Rotterdam and Amsterdam 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

A bus is $13 (€12) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam costing on average $18 (€17).

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

There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 59 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 20 buses per day.
  • 130 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Rotterdam to Amsterdam depart from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Amsterdam from Rotterdam with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Rotterdam to Amsterdam tickets for $5 (€5) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Amsterdam from Rotterdam with Ns, and you can find Ns Rotterdam to Amsterdam tickets for $18 (€17) on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 20 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Ns_ic, Thalys or Ns with 129 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Rotterdam to Amsterdam often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rotterdam and Amsterdam itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Amsterdam and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $5 (€5) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $18 (€17) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Amsterdam 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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