How to get to Rotterdam from Amsterdam

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from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

How to get to Rotterdam from Amsterdam by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
11:22Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
23:20Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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Amsterdam Centraal
08:54Rotterdam Centraal
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Amsterdam, Arena
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
00:41Rotterdam, Conradstraat
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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Rotterdam

distanceDistance35 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 55 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £4 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or NS International | IC Direct

Take a coach or train to travel 35 miles between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International | IC Direct among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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 kilometres 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.

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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 1h25 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 travelling 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 £7 more on average. Ridesharing services like Bla Bla Car are also popular options for travelling from Amsterdam to Rotterdam considering how close these cities are to each other.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best journey from Amsterdam to Rotterdam with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Rotterdam from Amsterdam. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Amsterdam to Rotterdam

      FAQs: Travel to Rotterdam 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 Amsterdam to Rotterdam.

      There are 2 options to travel between Amsterdam and Rotterdam including taking a coach or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is by taking a coach, which costs on average £4.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Amsterdam to Rotterdam:

      Taking a coach costs £9 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £12.

      The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Amsterdam is by coach with an average travel time of 55 min.

      Other travel options to Rotterdam take longer:

      Train takes on average 1 h 1 min.

      Rotterdam is approximately 35 miles away from Amsterdam.

      The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is:

      • 16 coaches per day.

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

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

      • Most travellers take a coach from Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk) to Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
      • Most travellers catch their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.

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

      • You can go to Rotterdam from Amsterdam by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Movelia. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £4 with FlixBus from Amsterdam to Rotterdam on Omio.

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

      • You'll find 16 direct coaches a day to Rotterdam with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.

      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.

      Your journey from Amsterdam to Rotterdam doesn't have to end in Rotterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London, Brussels or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, London, Brussels or Berlin to your Amsterdam to Rotterdam trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Rotterdam today!

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