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Eindhoven to Rotterdam by train

There's a lot to love about Eindhoven, but if you want to continue your exploration of the Netherlands, why not head over to the stunning port city of Rotterdam? NS trains can take you from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal in just an hour, offering lots of on-board comforts like comfy seats and Wi-Fi access.

Arriving in the middle of Rotterdam, you'll only be minutes away from the city's popular Maritime Museum and other attractions. Don't forget to take a stroll around the Oude Haven area to see the intriguing Cube Houses and if you’re visiting with little ones, they’ll love the animals of Rotterdam Zoo. Read on for more details about this journey.

Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal by train

It takes an average of 1h 46m to travel from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 75 trains per day travelling from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal and tickets for this journey start from £20.02 when you book in advance.

First train

00:06

Last train

23:36

Departure station

Eindhoven

Arrival station

Rotterdam Centraal

Journey time

From 1h 28m

Distance

55 miles (88 km)

Frequency

75 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £20.02

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, NS

Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal for Tuesday 30th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:27 13:55 1h 28m, 1 change
12:36 14:10 1h 34m, 1 change
12:57 14:25 1h 28m, 1 change
13:06 14:40 1h 34m, 1 change
13:27 14:55 1h 28m, 1 change
13:36 15:10 1h 34m, 1 change
13:57 15:25 1h 28m, 1 change
14:06 15:40 1h 34m, 1 change
14:27 15:55 1h 28m, 1 change
14:36 16:10 1h 34m, 1 change

NS trains from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

You can travel from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal on NS 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.

NS classes from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

Compare the different travel classes offered by NS when travelling from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal.

Onboard services on NS

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no luggage weight limits on NS trains, so long as you can carry your bags by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

There is no onboard catering on NS trains.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

The majority of NS Intercity trains have free WiFi on board. If your train has WiFi available, connect to the network 'Wifi in the train' to get online.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 4 travel free on NS trains. Children between 4 and 11 years old can get a 'Railrunner' ticket, which costs €2.50 a day, for unlimited travel.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Outside peak hours (from 9am to 4:30pm, and after 6pm), at the weekend, on bank holidays and during the summer months, you can take your bike on board NS trains. Bikes must be placed in the designated storage spaces, which you can find by looking for a bike symbol on the side of the carriage. Foldable bikes can be transported like normal luggage.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board, provided that they travel on your lap or in a suitable travel carrier. Guide dogs are also allowed on board but must be recognisable as guide dogs for the blind or another type of assistance dog. Larger dogs can travel on NS trains, so long as they wear a muzzle and are kept on a lead - you must also buy a dog train ticket.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need help getting on or off the train, you can reserve NS Travel Assistance. This service is available 7 days a week. You need to specify the help you need on your online NS account and reserve assistance on the NS website, on the NS app or by phoning (+31) 30 235 78 22.

Cheap train tickets from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

The price of train tickets from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal starts at £20.02 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.

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 Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Eindhoven and Rotterdam Centraal is 1 hour and 46 minutes, with around 75 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 Eindhoven and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as £20.02 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 Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The first train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 00:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal leave?

The last train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 23:36. 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 Eindhoven and Rotterdam Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal.

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