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Taking the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes just 40m and with over 100 departures a day, you won't have to wait long for a train. The majority are Intercity trains supplied by rail operator NS. These have double-decker carriages divided into zones for people who want to work, rest or chat, and free WiFi comes as standard. At around 36 miles, the distance between the two cities is short enough to drive. But Amsterdam is known for its canals, so unless you have an amphibious vehicle it isn't the most car-friendly of towns.

Forget the stress of driving unfamiliar roads, and avoiding Amsterdam's numerous cyclists. Instead, arrive in the heart of the city at Amsterdam Centraal with great transport connections on trams, metros and more. It's only a few minutes to Dam Square, and southwest of the station are famous destinations like the Anne Frank House and Flower Market, as well as some world-class museums packed with masterpieces by Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Still not convinced? Read on for trip reviews, train times and great money-saving advice on your train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam.

Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 43m to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 92 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €17.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 38m
Price€17.40 - €34
Distance36 miles (58 km)
Frequency92 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam Centraal
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
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Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal for Dienstag 14. Juli 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:41 14:23 42m, direct
13:55 14:34 39m, direct
13:58 14:37 39m, direct
14:11 14:53 42m, direct
14:26 15:07 41m, direct
14:41 15:23 42m, direct
14:55 15:34 39m, direct
14:58 15:37 39m, direct
15:06 15:44 38m, direct
15:11 15:53 42m, direct

NS and Thalys trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal

You can travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €17.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €19.43.
lowest price found
from17.40
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price17.73
on the day
avg. single price19.43

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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam Centraal and Amsterdam-Centraal is 43 minutes, with around 92 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 Rotterdam Centraal and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal is 38 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €17.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 92 direct trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 00:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 23:42. 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 Rotterdam Centraal and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 29/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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