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from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on Oct 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10AMRotterdam Centraal0h41 09:51AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Sat
Oct 16
$20Ns_ic
$10Flixbus
Sun
Oct 17
$20Ns_ic
$6Flixbus
Mon
Oct 18
$20Ns
$6Flixbus
Tue
Oct 19
$20Ns
$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 20
$20Ns_ic
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Thu
Oct 21
$20Ns
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$20Ns
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
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$6Flixbus
Sun
Oct 24
$20Ns_ic
$5Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$20Ns_ic
$6Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
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$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$20Ns_ic
$5Flixbus
Thu
Oct 28
$20Ns_ic
$6Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$20Ns
$7Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$20Ns
$7Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$20Ns
$6Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$20Ns_ic
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Nov 2
$20Ns
$6Flixbus
Wed
Nov 3
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$5Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$20Ns
$5BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Nov 5
$20Ns
$5Flixbus

Travel Information between Rotterdam and Amsterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Travel 35 miles (57 km) by bus or train between Rotterdam and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 40 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 trip are Flixbus or among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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.

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

Rotterdam to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€7

1:25 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€15

0:37 h

1 Day Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam


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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


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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


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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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FAQs
How do I go from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel between Rotterdam and Amsterdam?

The cheapest way to go to Amsterdam from Rotterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€17) for this route.

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

The quickest way to travel between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is by train, which takes on average 40 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 10 min.

What is the distance between Rotterdam and Amsterdam?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Rotterdam? Where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
  • Most travelers board their train from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Rotterdam to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
Can I find a direct route between Rotterdam and Amsterdam?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus.

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 to Amsterdam from Rotterdam.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Amsterdam from Rotterdam ends?
Your trip from Rotterdam to Amsterdam doesn't have to end in Amsterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, London or Brussels to your Rotterdam to Amsterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Amsterdam today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Rotterdam to Amsterdam online to score the best deals?

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 trip is costing $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $20 (€17) one way.

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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