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On average, it takes around 1 hour 5 minutes to travel from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 48 minutes though. You'll usually find 140 trains per day running along the 38 miles (62 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Rotterdam Centraal. You'll be travelling with Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS for short) – the main rail operator in the Netherlands – on this route, on either one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal start from €17.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Rotterdam Centraal by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
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.
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 Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zaandam and Rotterdam Centraal is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 140 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal is 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal can start from as little as €17 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal leaves at 23:49. 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.
Trains travelling from Zaandam to Rotterdam Centraal cover a distance of around 38 miles (62 km) during the journey.