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Find station information, search timetables and book tickets to and from Rotterdam Centraal. With over 270 train and coach companies in and across 45 countries including Eurostar, see where you can go from Rotterdam Centraal with Trainline today.

Rotterdam Centraal is the most important station in Rotterdam and was opened in 1847. Rotterdam Centraal station is equipped with 13 platforms and facilities for disabled passengers, toilets, cafés, ticket offices and a waiting room. There are vehicle and bicycle parking outside, as well as a stop with connecting buses. Trains that pass through this station are bound for Breukelen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Zeist and Rhenen and all are operated by Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen N.V. It is estimated that around 110,000 passengers use this station every day. Alighting at Rotterdam, you can catch the connecting underground trains, buses or trams that will take you to see the cubic houses of Piet Blom, the Zoo, the Bojimans Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Kunsthal and the Church of St. Lawrence.

There are plenty of European destinations you can easily reach from Rotterdam Centraal by train. Here are the top destinations you shouldn't miss:

  • Amsterdam: Like all European capital cities, Amsterdam is home to a wealth of exciting things to do. Throw in beautiful architecture, a unique history, and an unbeatable laid-back attitude, and you’ve got yourself a perfect destination for a trip at any time of year. You can get from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam by train thanks to the frequent services operated by NS.
  • Paris: It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with six main stations surrounded by key landmarks, so you can easily sip coffee in the charming neighbourhood of Montmartre or take that Eiffel Tower snap. You can get from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris by train thanks to the frequent services operated by Thalys.
  • London: Known for imposing landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, as well as its iconic red buses and telephone boxes, the city is a centre of architectural greats and harbours a rich history. You can get from Rotterdam Centraal to London by train thanks to the frequent services operated by Eurostar.

For information about the Netherlands' extensive rail network? Check out our trains in the Netherlands page.

Need to catch a taxi from Rotterdam CS?

Rotterdam CS station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include RTS (tel: 010 462 6060).


Top routes from Rotterdam Centraal

DurationFirst and last trainTrains per day
To Amsterdam Schiphol Airport20m0:12 – 23:41106
To Eindhoven1h 1m0:21 – 23:5271
To Amsterdam39m0:12 – 23:42106
To Amsterdam-Centraal39m0:12 – 23:42106
To Brussels-Airport-Zaventem1h 21m0:21 – 22:2148
To Köln Hbf2h 52m0:05 – 23:1433

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