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Train Information from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration40 min
priceAverage train ticket price£15 (€17)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesThalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam cover the 35 miles (57 km) long journey taking on average 40 min with our travel partners like Thalys. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £15, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Train companies

Travel with Thalys between Rotterdam and Amsterdam

For as little as £15 you can travel by train between Rotterdam and Amsterdam with Thalys. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Thalys

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Enjoy a smooth and easy trip between Rotterdam and Amsterdam with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes from Rotterdam to Amsterdam as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Rotterdam to Amsterdam train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 35 miles (57 km) journey from Rotterdam to Amsterdam with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

When purchasing your Thalys train tickets between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

The train journey between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Travel time varies, with the shortest journeys taking 37 minutes and the longest 1 hour and 17 minutes. Some trains involve a transfer in Leiden Central or in Utrecht. Trains run around the clock and during peak times, train frequency can be as high as 9 trains per hour.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?

Departure Station: Trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam depart from Rotterdam Centraal Station, which is situated north of the city centre, but within walking distance of the main sights and amenities. The business district and the Old Harbour area are within a 2-kilometre radius. The nearest underground station is Rotterdam Staduis (750 metres away), and tram lines 21, 23 and 24 stop outside the station.

Arrival Station: Trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station, conveniently located near the ferry terminal and the waterfront. The station is only a 10-15 minute walk from the main tourist attractions in Amsterdam's Old Centre and the Canal Ring, and also serves as a hub for the city's underground system.


Thalys trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By booking your train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.


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Thalys Trains from Antwerp to Cologne

The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.

When planning trips to Thalys destinations, consider checking back for offers on train tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from Antwerp to Cologne.

Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Rotterdam and Amsterdam cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Amsterdam from Rotterdam for the next 7 days starting from £15  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Rotterdam to Amsterdam train prices are on average £15  one way.
How many miles is it from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train?
The distance from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train is approximately 35 miles (57 km).
What is the average Rotterdam to Amsterdam train duration?
On average the train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam duration is 40 min  for the 35 miles (57 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Rotterdam and arrival train station in Amsterdam?

When taking the train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from train stations like Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. Your route can end in train stations such as Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Centraal.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Where is the departure train station in Rotterdam located? Where is the arrival train station in Amsterdam located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Rotterdam Centraal, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Rotterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Amsterdam, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train companies go from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?
When taking a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, you can count on Thalys for the best way to get you to Amsterdam. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Rotterdam to Amsterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any Rotterdam to Amsterdam direct train services?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam with or  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
When is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam? When is the last train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam?
You can take the first train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam at 06: 10   or take the last train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam leaving at 07: 40. Look for the latest Rotterdam Amsterdam train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Amsterdam from Rotterdam to score the best deals?
If you purchase Rotterdam to Amsterdam train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £15. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Amsterdam from Rotterdam. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Amsterdam
Rotterdam Centraal
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