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 300km/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.
The average journey time between Rotterdam and Amsterdam is 40 minutes and the fastest journey time is 32 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 163 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam departs at 00:12. The last train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam departs at 23:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 93 direct trains from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.