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

If you want to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train to take around 8 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 8 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 112 trains per day running on this route, which spans 4 miles (7 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Rotterdam Alexander. Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) – the main train operator in the Netherlands – are who you'll be travelling with during your journey. Whether you hop on one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains, all services are modern and comfortable, with free WiFi available on most.

You can save money on train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander if you book in Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we'll show you how much you can save on train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander if you book in advance.. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander by train

First train

00:05

Last train

23:54

Departure station

Rotterdam Centraal

Arrival station

Rotterdam Alexander

Journey time

From 8m

Distance

4 miles (7 km)

Frequency

112 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

NS

Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander for Tuesday 30th July 2024. 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.

NS classes from Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander

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

Onboard services on NS

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

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 Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Alexander

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.

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 112 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.

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 112 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.

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