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Getting from Amsterdam Airport to Rotterdam

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How to get from Amsterdam Airport to Rotterdam

If you are travelling from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam you have 2 transportation options, taxi and train. The most convenient way to get to the city centre of Rotterdam is by hiring an airport taxi. The taxi trip will cost around 160€ and it will take a little less than an hour to reach your destination. An alternative less expensive option is taking the train. The train will take approximately 35 minutes to reach Rotterdam Central station and the regular tickets cost only 13.40€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Amsterdam at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

Mario Lavreti

I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Rotterdam city

Comparison of the options

Taxi €160 55min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €160 55min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Train €26.80 35min 00:30–23:48


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How to get from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam by taxi

Taxis provide the most convenient and secure way to travel from Amsterdam airport to the city centre of Rotterdam. The journey will be charged by a taximeter since taxis do not have an official flat fee for that ride. The average trip duration is 55 minutes, but that may change, depending on traffic and the exact location of your final destination.

Always look for licensed taxis with roof lights and blue number plates.

Taxi fare from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam

There is no flat fee from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam; however, the estimated cost of the journey amounts to 160€, charged on the meter. Tolls and surcharges may apply.

You can always check if taxi companies offer a fixed price if you book your Amsterdam airport transfer in advance.


Taking a taxi from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam is the most comfortable and reliable option. It might be costly, but you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Editor’s Note

If you are in a rush or simply want to get to your hotel as soon as possible then opt for a taxi. On the other hand, there are cheaper transportation options if you are short on money.

Useful Tips

Many taxis are unregulated and independent.
Always pick a taxi from the line.
Be aware that your driver might not be bilingual.

How to get from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam by Train

Surprisingly, trains provide the fastest option when travelling from Amsterdam airport to the city of Rotterdam. Moreover, there are multiple trains on a daily basis going back and forth the two major cities. A regular train ticket costs 13.40€ and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes.

How much is the train from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam?

One-way standard 2nd class tickets to Rotterdam Central station cost 13.40€ or 22€ in first class.

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket desks or from the automated ticket machines on the arrivals hall.



Trip Duration

35 Min.

Waiting time is around 15 minutes.

Value for money

The first train departs at 00:30 a.m and the last at 23:48 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The NS train station is located directly below Schiphol Plaza. Trains for Rotterdam leave from platforms 5 and 6.


With over 85 trains traveling from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam on an daily basis, it is certain that you will be able to get into one as soon as you land at the airport. In addition, the train trip is short and very easy on your wallet.

Be aware that during night time, waiting time can be as long as one hour.

Editor’s Note

Upon demand, Dutch Railways offers direct train services which take approximately only 20 minutes to reach Rotterdam Central station from Amsterdam Airport. Remember to double check if there is one when you land.

Useful Tips

Always keep an eye on your belongings while you are in a train.
Do not forget to buy a ticket before you get on-board.
Please note that trains have limited luggage space.
If you know your plans in advance you can often buy tickets online in advance for a discounted price.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Amsterdam. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam?

The average cost of a taxi ride from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam city centre is 150€. Tolls and surcharges may apply.

How much is a train ticket from Schiphol to Rotterdam?

One-way standard 2nd class tickets to Rotterdam Central station cost 13.40€ or 22€ in first class. You can buy tickets either at the ticket desk on the arrivals level or at the yellow machines using Euro coins or credit/debit cards.

How far is it from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam?

Schiphol airport is approximately 60 km away from the city of Rotterdam.

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