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Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam by train

Planning a trip to Rotterdam? The train is a cheap and easy way to get to Rotterdam from Schiphol Airport, taking under half an hour on the fastest services. You won’t need to rent a car or pay an arm and a leg for a taxi transfer to the city!

Whether you’re going to Rotterdam for business or leisure, you’ll be well placed to get to wherever you need to be upon arrival at Rotterdam Centraal station. The station is served by almost all the city’s tram lines and many points of interest are within walking distance. So, ready to book your train? Read on for lots of useful information on travelling from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam, including ticket prices, train times and FAQs.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 35m to travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 29 miles (47 km). There are normally 80 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €13.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 19m
Price€13.40 - €34
Distance29 miles (47 km)
Frequency80 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam Schiphol Airport
Arrival stationRotterdam Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsThalys, NS

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal for Tuesday 9th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:42 00:32 50m, 1 change
00:10 00:35 25m, direct
00:12 01:02 50m, 1 change
00:40 01:05 25m, direct
00:58 01:22 24m, direct
01:10 01:35 25m, direct
01:12 02:02 50m, 1 change
01:40 02:05 25m, direct
01:58 02:22 24m, direct
02:10 02:35 25m, direct

NS and Thalys trains from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

You can travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal on NS and Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal starts at €13.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from13.40
on the day
avg. single price14.42

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam Centraal is 35 minutes, with around 80 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal is 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as €13.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There are 54 direct trains from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The first train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 11:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The last train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 10:58. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 29 miles (47 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 22/02/2021 for travel on 23/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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