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Journey timeFrom 37m
Price€12
Distance48km (30 miles)
Frequency71 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam Centraal
Arrival stationUtrecht
ChangesDirect trains available
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Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht for Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:20 12:58 38m, direct
12:35 13:12 37m, direct
12:50 13:28 38m, direct
13:05 13:42 37m, direct
13:20 13:58 38m, direct
13:35 14:12 37m, direct
13:50 14:28 38m, direct
14:05 14:42 37m, direct
14:20 14:58 38m, direct
14:35 15:12 37m, direct

NS trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht

You can travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht 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 Utrecht

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht start at €12 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 €12.
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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 Utrecht 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 Utrecht? 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 Utrecht take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht is 41 minutes, with around 72 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 Utrecht by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht is 37 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht can start from as little as €12 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 Utrecht?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht without having to change trains. There are 71 direct trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht leaves at 23:35. 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 Utrecht by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht cover a distance of around 48km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Utrecht to Rotterdam Centraal. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht.
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 Utrecht for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/03/2020. 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 06/04/2019 for travel on 27/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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