How to get to Amsterdam from Rotterdam

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from Rotterdam to Amsterdam

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

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

BlaBlaCar Bus
Rotterdam, Conradstraat
10:05Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Rotterdam, Conradstraat
23:30Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
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Rotterdam Centraal
09:32Amsterdam Centraal
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11:26Amsterdam, Arena
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Rotterdam, Conradstraat
16:01Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Rotterdam, Conradstraat
19:59Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Rotterdam, Conradstraat
08:20Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Amsterdam

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

Take a train or coach to travel 35 miles to Amsterdam from Rotterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International | IC Direct among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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 coaches 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 coaches travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam everyday with coaches 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 £6 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.

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Find the best journey from Rotterdam to Amsterdam with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Eurostar. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

Eurostar is a high-speed train company operating in Europe, connecting the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany including trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. It offers a range of services, including Eurostar e320, Eurostar e300, and Eurostar International. The Eurostar e320 is the fastest service, travelling at up to 320 km/h, while the Eurostar e300 is slightly slower, travelling at up to 300 km/h. Both services offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power sockets. Eurostar International is a slower service, travelling at up to 160 km/h, but it offers a more luxurious experience with larger seats and more onboard facilities. Eurostar offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Business Premier tickets offer the most luxurious experience. The most popular routes for Eurostar are London to Paris, London to Brussels, and London to Amsterdam. All of these routes offer a fast and convenient way to travel between the UK and mainland Europe.

    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: Rotterdam to Amsterdam

      FAQs: 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.

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

      The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £4 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

      A coach is less than a ferry with an average ticket price of from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

      Taking a coach costs less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of.

      A coach is £9 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam costing on average £12.

      The quickest way to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is by coach, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Train takes on average 1 h 1 min.

      Amsterdam is approximately 35 miles away from Rotterdam.

      The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is:

      • 12 coaches a day.
      • 2 trains per day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Rotterdam to Amsterdam:

      • Coaches from Rotterdam to Amsterdam most often leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).
      • Flights mostly leave from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and tend to arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
      • Trains mostly depart from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

      The following travel companies offer services from Rotterdam to Amsterdam:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Movelia to go to Amsterdam by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Rotterdam to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £4.
      • NS International | IC Direct, Thalys, PKP Intercity, Eurostar, Sprinter, BSB, Sprinter, Intercity or Intercity Direct can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Thalys from Rotterdam to Amsterdam for £63.

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

      • Direct coach available with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus 12 direct coaches per day.
      • 2 direct trains per day with Thalys.

      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 holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London or Barcelona. 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!

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