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Taking the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander in 8 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 8 minutes to travel the 4 miles (7 km) from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 106 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You'll be hopping on a Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) service on your way to Rotterdam Alexander. As the main rail operator in the Netherlands, all trains are modern with comfortable seating.

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander start from €2.80 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Rotterdam Alexander? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train

It takes an average of 8m to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train, over a distance of around 4 miles (7 km). There are normally 106 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander and tickets for this journey start from €2.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8m
PriceFrom €2.80
Distance4 miles (7 km)
Frequency106 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train23:54
Departure stationRotterdam Centraal
Arrival stationRotterdam Alexander
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:24 12:33 9m, direct
12:35 12:43 8m, direct
12:50 12:58 8m, direct
12:54 13:03 9m, direct
13:05 13:13 8m, direct
13:20 13:28 8m, direct
13:24 13:33 9m, direct
13:35 13:43 8m, direct
13:50 13:58 8m, direct
13:54 14:03 9m, direct

NS trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander

You can travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander 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.

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander starts at €2.80 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander? 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 Rotterdam Alexander take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Alexander is 8 minutes, with around 106 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 Rotterdam Alexander by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander is 8 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander can start from as little as €2.80 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander without having to change trains. There are 106 direct trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander leaves at 23:54. 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 Rotterdam Alexander by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander cover a distance of around 4 miles (7 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam Alexander to Rotterdam Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 12/17/2021 for travel on 12/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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